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CONSTITUTION 



PLAYING RULES 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 



PROFESSIONAL BjJSE Bj^LL CLUBS. ' 



OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, 

Including the Proceedings of the League Congress held in Washingto 

and Buffalo, iSX; and iSS|, and the Oflirial Fielding and Batting 

Averages of Players in Championship 

Games in 1SS3. 



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CHICAGO: 

PUBLISHED BY A. G. SPALDING & BROS.', 
icS MADISON STREET. 



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ertaaa ordine to A,/ oj t 'ongress, in the year of/Sfy, by A, G. Spaldh 

& hros., in the Office of the 'librarian of Congress, in 'Washington. 



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CORRECT DIAGRAM OF A BALL GROUND. 



Left 



Centre 



Right 




A. A. A.— Ground reserved for Umpire, Batsman and Catcher. 

B. B. B.— Ground reserved for Captain and Assistant. 
C— Players' Bench. D.-«- Visiting- Players' Bat Rack, 

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E.— Home Players' Bat Hack. 



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Section. 

Name i 

Objects... 2 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Members for 1S83 3 

Not more than One Club Member from any City 4 

Population of Eligible City. 5 

Mode of Applying for Membership 6-7 

Election o\ Club Member 7 

Mode of Filling Vacancy in Club Membership 8 

Membership ©f Umpires, Managers and Players 9 

Forfeiture of League Club Membership 10 

" Membership of Umpire, Manager or Player.. . . 1 1 

" Membership, how enforced, and effect thereof, . * 12 

Forfeited Membership, how Revoked 13 

Disqualified Persons, Secretary's Record and Notice .... 14 

DUES. 

Dues of League Club 15 

OFFICERS. 

President, Election and Duties of 16 

Board of Directors, Election of 17 

Directors, Qualifications of. 18 

Board of Directors, Duties of 10 

" " " Meetings of. 20 

" " " Reports of v ... 21 

" u " Proceedings of, not to be Disclosed. . . 22 

" " " Filling Vacancy in 23 

Secretary, how Elected * 24 

i( to be Treasurer 25 

" General Duties of. .....!... 26 

11 to Record and Report Violations of Rules and 

Regulations 27 

Secretary, Salary and Guaranties V. V.". ."."!! " ." ". ", '. ." 28 

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INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION 



LEAGUE CLUB, UMPIRES, MANAGERS AND 

PLAYERS. 

Section. 

Club, Jurisdiction of its Affairs 29 

" " " Territory 30 

Restriction as to games. .. . . 30 

Contract with Manager or Player 31 

Player not under Contract, what Games he may Play in. 31 

Notice of Contract with Manager or Player 32 

Release from Contract, Notification of 33 

«* <* u Effect of. 34 

When Manager or Player may Engage with Another 

Club .... 35 

When Manager or Player becomes Ineligible . . .. 36 

Clubs Forbidden to Employ Disqualified Persons 37 

" " " Play Clubs Employing Disqualified 

Persons 38 

Manager or Player, when to Report Grievances. 39 

" " " Cause of Expulsion of 39 _ 4° 

11 u " 4 * ** Suspension of 41 

Umpire, Cause of Disqualification of. 42 

DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS. 

Disputes between Clubs, how Adjudicated 43 

Complaint of Club against Manager or Player of another 

Club 44 

Complaint of Reserved Player against the Club Reserv- 
ing him 45 

Complaint of Player under Contract against his Club 46 

-Appeal of Manager or Player 47 

When Director is Ineligible to try a Case 48 

Expenses of Trials and Arbitrations 49 

Decision of Joint Arbitration Committee Final 50 

PLAYING RULES. 

When Enacted and Amended 51 

CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Championship to be contended for yearly 52 

" Season 53 

" Games, What are 54 

" ' ' Number of, in Series 55 

Tie, or Drawn Games, How Played off 55 

Home Club Entitled to Half of Series on its Grounds 56 

« " to Control Exhibition of Game 56 

• ' " to be Furnished Batting Order of Visiting Club 56 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



__. Section. 

Championship Schedule, ,, , 57 

Schedule Date not to be Changed Except 57 

Admission to Championship Game, Price of 58 

Correspondence Concerning Championship Games, by 

whom Conducted ^o 

Receipts of Championship Games, Statement and Pay- 
ment of. 60 

Admission to Championship Games, how Regulated 60 

Clubs to Share Equally the Expenses of Umpire 61 

League Games Forbidden Prior to Championship Season 62 
Games between League and Non- League Clubs, Regula- 
tions Governing 63 

Games between League and Non -League Clubs, Division 

of Receipts.. (1,3) 63 

Games between League and Non-League Clubs, Penalty 

for Non-Payment (3» 4) °3 

Count of Forfeit Games . . . , .". , , . , 64 

Drawn, Tie, or Postponed Games not to Count but be 

Played oft'. 65 

The Champion Club % 66 

Emblem of Championship , 66 

Mode of Deciding Championship 67 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Time and Place 68 

Delegates and Visitors. ' . 69 

Quorum 70 

Order of Business 71 

AMENDMENTS. 

Two- thirds Vole at Annual Meeting Required. 72 



CONSTITUTION 



— OF THE- 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Professional Base Ball Clubs, 



1884. 



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Section i. This Association shall be called "The Na- 
tional League of Professional Base Ball Clubs." 

objects. 

Section 2. The objects of this League are: 

1. To encourage, foster, and elevate the game of base ball; 
to enact and enforce proper rules for the exhibition and conduct 
or the game, and to make base ball playing respectable and 
honorable. 

2. To protect and promote the mutual interests of profes- 
sional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, and, 

3. To establish and regulate the base ball championship of 
the United States. 

membership. 

Section 3. This League shall consist of the following 
named professional base ball clubs: 

Boston B. B, Association, of Boston, Mass. 
Buffalo B. B. Club, of Buffalo, N. Y. 
Chicago Ball Club, of Chicago, 111. 
Detroit B. B. Association, of Detroit, Mich. 
Cleveland B. B. Association, of Cleveland, O. 
Providence B. B. Association, of Providence, R. I. 
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New York Ball Club, of New York City. 
Philadelphia Bali Club, of Philadelphia,"' Pa. 
And such other professional base ball clubs as may from 
time to time be elected to membership. 

Sec. 4. No club shall be admitted from either of the cities 
above named, other than the clubs mentioned, except in the 
event that either of such clubs shall lose its membership, and in 
no event shall there be more than one club from any city. 

Sec. 5. No club shall be admitted from any city whose 
population is less then seventy-five thousand (75,000), except by 
unanimous vote of the League. 

Sec. 6. No club shall be admitted unless it shall first have 
delivered to the Secretary of the League, at least five days 
before the annual meeting, a written application for member- 
ship, signed by its President and Secretary, accompanied by 
documents showing that such club bears the name of the city 
in which it is located, and that it is regularly organized and 
officered, and, where the State Law permits it, chartered. 
Such application shall at once be transmitted by the Secretary 
to the President of the League, who shall forthwith refer it to 
a committee of three members of the Board of Directors, 
appointed by him, who shall immediately investigate and report 
upon said application; said report to be communicated to the 
League through the Secretary. 

Sec. 7. The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by white and black balls. Two black balls shall be 
sufficient to exclude the applicant, and no club shall be required 
under any circumstances, to state how it voted upon such 
application. Such election shall take place at the annual meet- 
ing of the League: Provided^ That should any eligible club 
desire to join the League after the adjournment of the annual 
meeting, it may make application in writing to the Secretary of 
the League, who shall at once communicate such application, 
together with any facts in his possession concerning such 
applicant, to the President of the League, who shall refer it to 
a special committee of the Board, as provided in Section 6; and 
upon receipt by the Secretary of the report of said committee, 
he shall transmit such application and report to all League 
clubs, each of whom shall, within ten days, transmit one writ- 
ten ballot, for or against the admission of such applicant, 1o the 
Secretary ; and if two adverse ballots be not cast, then the Secre- 
tary shall, upon receipt of the annual dues, notify such" club of 
its election. 

Sec. 8. In case any League club shall forfeit its member- 
ship during the championship season, the Board of Directors 
may elect a non-League club to temporary membership in the 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



League, which election shall entitle such temporary club mem- 
ber, without the payment of League club dues, to play all the 
championship schedule games remaining unplayed by the retired 
League club, upon the same terms and conditions as League 
clubs, except that such games shall not count in the champion- 
ship series, and such temporary membership shall terminate at 
the next annual meeting of the League 

Sec. 9. The umpires, managers and players employed by 
the clubs belonging to this League shall be considered and 
treated as members hereof to the extent of being always 
amenable to the provisions of this Constitution, and entitled to 
all its privileges in matters of dispute, grievance or discipline, 
as provided in this Constitution. 

Sec. 10. The membership of any League club shall be 
forfeited : 

1. By voluntary withdrawal. 

2. By failure to have a representative present at the annual 
meeting of the League. 

3. By disband men t. 

4. By offering, agreeing, conspiring, or attempting to lose 
any game of ball, or failing to immediately expel any player who 
shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, conspiring or 
attempting to lose any "game of ball, or of beeing interested ir. 
any pool or wager thereon. 

5. By taking part in any game of ball on Sunday, or allow- 
ing any game of ball to be played upon its grounds on Sunday, 
or failing to immediately expel any person under contract with 
it who shall, at any time during the term of his service, take 
part as umpire, player, or scorer, in any game ot ball on Sun- 
day. 

6. By selling, or allowing to be sold, upon its ground, or in 
any building owned or occupied by it, at any time during the 
championship season, any spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors. 

7. By allowing open betting, or pool selling, upon its 
grounds, or in any building owned or occupied by it. 

8. By employing or presenting as umpire, manager or 
player, any person disqualified or ineligible under any provision 
of this Constitution. 

9. By playing any game of ball with any club that is dis- 
qualified or ineligible under any provision of this Constitution. 

10. By failing to present its nine at the time and place 
agreed upon to play any championship game, unless the failure 
be caused by an unavoidable accident in traveling. 

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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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such club under the provisions of Section 60 of this Con- 
stitution. 

12. By failing to pay its annual dues on or before the 1st 
day of May of each year. 

13. By failing to pay its share of the expenses of umpires as 
provided in Section 61. 

14. By failing or refusing to comply with any lawful require- 
ment or order of the Board of Directors. 

15. By wilfully violating any provision of this Constitution, 
or of the Playing Rules adopted hereunder. 

Sec. u. The membership of any umpire, manager or player 
of this League shall be forfeited upon the disqualification of 
such umpire, manager or player, under any of the provisions 
of this Constitution. 

Sec. 12. To carry into effect the provisions of Sections 10 
and 1 1 of this Constitution, the facts in any case covered by 
such sections must be reported to the Secretary of the League, 
who shall at once telegraph the party charged with the specified 
offense, inquiring whether any dispute exists as to the facts 
alleged. In case the facts are disputed, the Boaul shall at once 
try the case under such regulations as they may prescribe, and 
submit their findings to each League club, which shall transmit 
to the Secretary written ballots, " For Expulsion," or "Against 
Expulsion;*' and if two-thirds of all League clubs vote " Fo 
Expulsion," the Secretary shall notify all League clubs of th: 
forfeiture of membership of the party charged; and every club 
shall, on or after the receipt of such notice, govern its inter- 
course with such expelled member by the prohibitions and 
penalties prescribed by this Constitution. Provided, that in all 
cases where the facts do not admit of dispute (as in case of non- 
payment of dues), or where no reply to the Secretary's dispatch 
to the party charged with the offense is received by him within 
twenty-four hours, or where the facts are not disputed, the 
Secretary shall forthwith issue his notice of forfeiture of mem- 
bership without submitting tiie matter to the Board, or to the 
League. 

Sec. 13. Any club, umpire, manager or player, having for- 
feited membership, shall not be readmitted, except by unanimous 
vote of the League. 

Sec. 14. A list to be designated "the black list," shall be 
kept by the Secretary of the names of any persons who may be 
declared, by an affirmative vote of five League clubs, at any 
regular or special meeting, to be unworthy of service In the 
League, as umpire, manager, or player, and any person so 
named shall be disqualified for employment by, or service in 



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any League club, until his name be removed from such list by 
unanimous vote of all League clubs at a regular or special 
meeting* (See paragraphs 4, 7 and 12 of League contract.) 
The Secretary shall immediately notify all League clubs of any 
name placed upon or removed from, such list of disqualified 
persons. 

DUES. 

Section 15. Every League club shall pay to the Secretary of 
the League, on or before the 1st day of May of each year, the 
sum of One Hundred Dollars, as annual dues. 



OFFICERS. 

Section 16. At its annual meeting, the League shall elect a 
President by ballot. The President shall be ex officio chairman 
of the Board of Directors He shall preside at all the meetings 
of the League, and shall call special meetings of the League 
when he may deem it necessary, or wher thereto requested by 
half of the clubs of the League. 

Should the office of President become vacant by death, 
resignation, or removal, the Board of Directors shall within 
thirty days, elect a President. 

Sec. 17. The affairs of this League shall be conducted and 
controlled by five Directors, who shall constitute "The Board,' 1 
and who shall consist of the President and four members, to be 
chosen at the annual meeting, in the following manner: The 
name of each club, except that of which the President is a 
member, shall be plainly written upon a card, in full view of 
the delegates present, by the Secretary ; the cards to be of the 
same size, shape, color and material. The cards shall then be 
placed in some suitable receptacle and well shaken together; 
thereupon four of these cards shall be drawn successively, and 
at random, and one delegate from each of the four clubs whose 
names are so drawn, shall, with the President, compose the 
Board, and if any club whose name is thus drawn be repre- 
sented by two delegates, such delegates shall name one of their 
number to be a member of the Board : Provided^ That at any 
time after the adjournment of the annual League meeting, any 
League club represented n the Board may substitute another 
representa ive; such substitution to be attested by written notice 
to the Secretary, igned by the President of the League club, 
and, upon the receipt of such notice by the Secretary, such sub- 
stitution shall take effect, and the Secretary shall thereupon 
notify all League clubs. 

Sec. 18. No person shall be qualified to act as Director, 
who is not an actual member of the Club he represents ; nor 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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6hall any club, under any circumstances, be represented by 
more than one person on the Board. 

Sec. 19. The Board shall have the general supervision and 
management of all the affairs and business of the League, and 
shall be individually answerable to the League for the faithful 
discharge of their trust. 

Sec. 20. The Board shall meet annually on the evening of 
the third Tuesday in November, at the place where the annual 
meeting of the League is to be held, but may hold special 
meetings whenever urgent necessity may require. 

Sec. 21. The Board shall prepare a detailed report of all 
their doings, and present the same, in writing, to the League, 
at its annual meeting, which report shall, if accepted be Bled 
with the Secretary together with all official papers, documents 
and property which may have come into their possession by 
virtue of their office. 

Sec. 22. Any Director who shall disclose or publish any of 
the proceedings of the Board, except officially through the 
report of the Board, or when called upon by vote'of the League, 
shall forfeit his office. 

Sec. 23. In case of a vacancy in the Board by reason of the 
death, resignation, absence, or disqualification of any Director, 
the club of which he was a member at the time he was chosen 
shall designate his successor, and at once notifiy the Secretary. 
But if such vacancy is caused by the withdrawal, disbanding or 
disqualification of a club represented on the Board, the Board 
may fill the vacancy by election in the same manner as pro- 
vided for the election of Directors in Section 17. 

Sec. 24. The Board shall elect a gentleman of intelligence, 
honesty and good repute, who is versed in base ball matters, 
but who is not in any manner connected with the press, and 
who is not a member of any professional base ball club, either 
in or out of the League, to be the Secretary of the Board and of 
the League. 

Sec. 25. The Secretary shall be the Treasurer of the 
League, and as such shall be the custodian of all funds of the 
League, receive all dues, fees and assessments, make such pay- 
ments as shall be ordered by the Board, or by vote of the 
League, and render annually a report of his accounts. 

Sec, 26. The Secretary shall have the custody and care of 
the official records and papers of the League; shall keep a true 
record of all meetings of the League and the Board, shall issue 
all official notices and attend to the necessary correspondence; 
he shall prepare and furnish such reports as may be called for 
by the Board, and shall be entitled to such books, stationery, 



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blanks and materials as the actual duties of his office may 
require. 

Sec. 27. The Secretary shall keep a record of all infractions 
of the rules and regulations of the League that may come to 
his notice, and shall (except in cases covered hy Sections 12 
and 14) make a report on the same to the President, who shall 
present it to the Board at its next meeting. 

Sec. 28. The Secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Board, by vote, shall determine, and shall be reimbursed for 
all traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the service 
of the League; and the Board may exact from him such guar- 
antees for the faithful performance of his duties as they may 
deem for the interest and safety of the League. At the expira- 
tion of his term of office, he shall account for and deliver up to 
the Board all the property and papers which may have come 
into his hands by virtue of his office. 

LEAGUE CLUBS, UMPIRES, MANAGERS, AND PLAYERS. 

Section 29. Each club belonging to this League shall have 
the right to regulate its own affairs v to make its own contracts, 
to establish its own rules, and to discipline, punish, suspend or 
expel its own manager, players or ether employes, and these 
powers shall not be limited to cases of dishonest play or open 
insubordination, but shall include all questions of carelessness, 
indifference, or other conduct of the player that may be 
regarded by the club as prejudicial to its interests: Provided, 
That all club regulations must be made subordinate to and in 
conformity with the general regulations established by this 
League, and no club shall prescribe any rule or regulation in 
conflict with any provision of this Constitution, or the Playing 
Rules. . (See also League contract.) 

Sec 30. Every club member of this League shall have ex- 
clusive control of the city in which it is located, and of the ter- 
ritory surrounding such ciLy, to the extent of four miles in 
every direction from its corporate limits, and no visiting League 
club shall, under any circumstances — not even with the consent 
of the local League club, until all League championship games 
on that ground shall have been finished, be allowed to play any 
club in such territory other than the League club therein 
located, nor shall a visiting League club play any game in 
April or October with any non-League club in such territory 
without the consent of the local League club. 

Sec. 31. An Agreement may be made between a club and 
a manager or player for services by the manager or player, and 
compensation therefor by the club, by telegram or other writ- 
ing, and notice of such agreement may be sent by telegraph to 



LKAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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the Secretary of the League, specifying the term of service 
agreed upon, and the Secretary shall, immediately upon the 
receipt of such notice notify all League clubs and all Associa- 
tions, parties to the u National Agreement of Professional Base 
Ball Associations," that the said club has contracted with the 
said player for the period specified, and the contract thus made 
and promulgated shall be valid and binding upon all. Provided, 
That within thirty days from the date of making such agree- 
ment, the club and the player shall further evidence such 
agreement by the execution of a contract in the form prescribed 
by the League (see League contract), and the Secretary of the 
League shall, upon application, furnish each League club a 
suitable supply of the printed forms of contract adopted by the 
League, and in the event that the said player shall refuse, 
within the said thirty days, to sign the said formal League 
contract, the said club shall notify the Secretary who shall at 
once place the name of said player on the " Black List," and 
the player shall thereupon become disqualified, and the Secre- 
tary shall issue notice of such disqualification as provided in 
Section 14 of this Constitution. 

No player, not under one of the two forms of contract speci- 
fied In this Section, shall be eligible to play in a League game, 
except that in case a player shall meet with an accident, or be 
expelled by his club, any player who is not otherwise disquali- 
fied, under the provisions of this Constitution, may take the 
place of such expelled or injured player; but such player shall 
not be eligible to play for more than five championship games 
in the nine of such club, without the contract and notice thereof 
required by this Section or Section 32. 

Sec. 32. It shall be the further duty of a club as soon as it 
shall have entered into a formal League contract with a 
manager or player, to transmit said contract to the Secretary of 
the League. • Tf the Secretary shall find the contract to be in 
the form adopted by the League, he shall indorse upon it his 
certificate to that effect, together with the date of its receipt by 
him, and at once return it to the contracting club. The Secre. 
tary shall also enter upon his records the names of the contract- 
ing club, and manager or player, and immediately notify all 
other League clubs of such contract, unless the notice specified 
In Section 31 has already been issued. In no case shall the 
Secretary give such certificate, or give notice of such contract, 
unless it comply, in all respects, with the form of contract 
adopted by the League, and no such contract shall be regarded 
as valid or binding until it bears the Secretary's certificate as 
herein provided. 

Sec. 33. Any player while under contract with a League 
club, who shall, without the consent of such club, agree to enter 



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the service of any other club after the expiration of such con- 
tract, shall be liable to expulsion by said League club. When- 
ever a club releases a manager or player without notice, or 
gives him twenty days' notice of release, in accordance with 
paragraphs 15 or 20 of the League contract, and whenever it 
suspends or expels a manager or player, that club shall at once 
notify the Secretary, stating in case of release, the date when 
the same takes effect, and in case of suspension or expulsion, 
the cause thereof, and the Secretary shall at once notify all 
other clubs of the League. 

Sec. 34. A manager or player who has been released from 
his contract, without suspension or expulsion, may engage with 
any other club, ten days from the date of the reception by the 
Secretary of the notice of such release, and the Secretary shall 
issue his notice of such release on the date of its reception by 
him. A player released under paragraph 15 of the League 
contract, shall not be eligible to play in the nine of the club 
releasing him, during the said 10 days, but if released 
under paragraph 20 of the League contract, he shall be eligible 
to play in the nine of the releasing club during the period for 
which the club pays him, and the Secretary's notice of release 
shall be issued and dated on the day such period expires, and 
such player shall be eligible to contract with another club ten 
days after the date of the Secretary's notice. 

Sec. 35. A manager or player whose contract has become 
void by reason of his club's disbanding, withdrawing from or 
losing its membership in the League, may engage for the 
remainder of the season with any other club ten days after the 
date of the League Secretary's notice of such disbandinent, 
withdrawal or loss of membership, Provided^ That, should any 
ciub withdraw from this League to become a member of any 
other association that is a party to the u National Agreement 
of Professional Base Ball Associations," the contracts then 
existing between such club and its manager and players shall 
remain in full force and effect. 

Sec. 36. No manager or player who has been suspended or 
expelled from a League club, or suspended by the League 
under the provisions of Section 14 of this Constitution, shall, 
at any time thereafter, be allowed to play with or serve any 
League club (either the one expelling him or any other) unless 
the term of suspension by the club has expired, or upon his ap- 
peal to the Board, such suspension or expulsion shall have been 
set aside, or, in any case under Section 14 his name shall have 
been removed from the black list by unanimous vote of the 
League, as provided in said section. 

Sec. 37, No club shall employ as umpire, manager, scorer, 
or player, any person who has wilfully violated any provision 



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of this Constitution, or of the Playing Rules, or who has been 
expelled from any club belonging to this League, or who shall 
be disqualified from playing with a club under any provision of 
this Constitution. 

Sec. 38. No game of ball shall be played between a League 
club and any other club that has been expelled from member- 
ship in this League. No game of ball shall be played between 
a League club and any other club employing or presenting in 
its nine a player expelled or under suspension from the 
League. Nor shall any League club play any club that has, 
at any time during the same playing season, played a game of 
ball with any other club employing or presenting in its 
nine any player expelled or suspended from the League: 
Provided, That in case the club employing such expelled or 
suspended League player shall discharge such player from its 
service, League clubs may thereafter play against such club, 
and against other clubs that may have played such club while 
employing such player. 

Sec. 39. Any manager or player who may consider himself 
aggrieved or injured by any act of his club," or of any officer, 
agent or employe thereof, shall make his complaint thereof to 
the President of the club when the club "nine" is at home. Any 
manager or player, under contract with a League club, who 
shall, without the written consent of such club, leave its 
service, or who shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, 
conspiring, or attempting to lo?e any game of ball, or of being 
interested in any pool or wager thereon, shall be at once ex- 
pelled by such club. 

Sec. 40. Any manager or player under contract with a 
League club, whose name shall be placed upon the black list 
provided for in Section 14 of this Constitution, in the manner 
therein provided, shall, immediately upon receipt by such club 
of the Secretary's notice of such action, be discharged by such 
club from its service. (See paragraphs 4, 7 and 12 of the 
League contract.) 

Sec. 41. Any person under contract with a League club, 
who shall be guilty of drunkenness, gambling in any form, in- 
subordination, or of any dishonorable or disreputable conduct 
(except the offences requiring expulsion, specified in Section 
39) may be suspended by such club for the remainder of the 
playing season, or for the remainder of that and all of the 
ensuing playing season, at the option of such club; and during 
the period of said suspension, such person shall be disqualified 
from playing in or against or serving any League club: Pro 
vidcd, That the club having made the suspension shall not have 
power to rescind it, or to curtail its duration. (See paragraph 6, 
League contract.) (^a^^^. ^JjO 



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Sec. 42. Any person who shall be proven guilty of offering, 
agreeing, conspiring or attempting to cause any game of ball 
to result otherwise than on its merits under the Playing Rules, 
or who, while acting as umpire, shall wilfully violate any pro- 
vision of the Constitution, or of the Playing Rules adopted 
hereunder, shall be forever disqualified from acting as umpire 
of any game of ball participated in by a League club. 

DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS. 

Section 43. The Board of Directors shall be the sole 
tribunal to determine disputes between clubs; the facts to be 
submitted, and the dispute adjudicated under such regulations 
as the Board shall prescribe in each case. The finding of the 
Board shall be final, and under no circumstances shall be recon- 
sidered, reopened, or inquired into, cither by the League or any 
subsequent Board. 

Sec. 44. The Board shall at once consider any complaint 
preferred by a club against a manager or player of another club 
for conduct in violation of any provision of this Constitution, or 
prejudicial to the good repute of the game of base ball, and 
shall have power to require tne club to which such manager or 
player may belong, to discipline him, and, upon repetition of 
such offense, to expel him : Provided^ That such complaint be 
preferred in writing, giving such particulars as may enable the 
Board to ascertain all the facts, and be transmitted to the Secre- 
tary, by whom it shall at once be referred to the Board. 

Sec. 45. In case a player under reserve for the ensuing 
season by any League club, shall prefer a complaint, in writ- 
ing, to the Secretary of the League, against said club, alleging: 

1. That such club is in arrears to him on account of his con- 
tract for the current season, or 

2. That he has offered to enter into contract with such club 
for the ensuing season at a compensation of one thousand 
dollars for seven months' service, but that the said club has 
declined either to enter into such contract, or to release him 
from reservation. The Secretary shall at once transmit to the 
said club a copy of such complaint and require an answer 
thereto. On receipt of such answer, or, if one week shall have 
elapsed without the receipt of an answer, the Secretary shall 
refer the papers in the case to the chairman of the Board". The 
Board shall, thereupon, try the case under such regulations as 
they may prescribe, and, should they find the player's com- 
plaints sustained by the facts they shall release the player from 
reservation and instruct the Secretary of the League to issue 
notice of such release, in like manner as if the player had been 
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t'ney find the club in arrears to the player, require the club, 
under penalty of forfeiture of its membership, to pay to the 
placer, within ten days, the full amount ascertained to be due 
him, 

Sec. 46. In case a player under contract with a League 
club shall prefer a complaint, in writing, to the Secretary of 
the League, against such club, alleging that such club is in 
arrears to him on account of such contract, the Secretary shall 
act in the matter as provided in the preceding Section, and, 
should the Board find the player's complaint sustained, they 
shall require the club, under penalty of forfeiture of its mem- 
bersHp, to pay to the player, within ten days, the full amount 
ascenained to be due him: Provided, That should the player 
refuse to serve the club pending action by the Board on his 
complaint, he will thereby forfeit the benefits of the award, and, 
in such case, the Board shall revoke its award. 

Sec. 47. The Board shall also be the sole tribunal for the 
hearing of an appeal made by any person who shall have been 
expelled or suspended by his club. The matter shall be pro- 
ceeded with in the following manner; Such person shall, 
within thirty days after the date of the expulsion or suspension 
file with the Secretary a written statement of his defense, 
accompanied by a request that an appeal be allowed him. The 
Secretary shall notify the club of the request for an appeal, 
accompanying such notice with a copy of the appeal, and, at 
the next annual meeting, the club, by its duly authorized repre- 
sentative, and the appellant in person, by attorney or by written 
statement, shall appear before the Board with their testimony. 
The Board shall impartially hear the matter and render their 
decision, which shall be final and forever binding on both club 
and player. 

Sec. 4SL No director shall sit in the trial of a cause in which 
his club is interested. 

Sec. 49. Any expenses [of trials or arbitrations shall be 
borne equally by the parties to the controversy. 

Sec. 50. In all disputes, complaints or questions arising under 
u The National Agreement of Professional B. B. Association s," 
between this League and any other association of clubs, party 
to such agreement, or between any club of this League and 
any club of any other Association, party to such agreement, 
the adjudication thereof shall be left entirely to the Joint 
Arbitration Committee provided for by such agreement, and 
this League will comply with and be bound by the award, find- 
ings or verdict of such committee in any such case, so long as 
this League continues a party to such " National Agreement." 



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PLAYING RULES 

Section 51. The League, at its first meeting, shall adopt a 
code of Playing Rules, which shall continue in force subject 
only to such alterations or amendments as may be made at 
subsequent annual meetings of the League. 

championship. 

Section 52, The Championship of the United States, estab- 
lished by this League, shall b^ contended for yearly ty tne 
clubs composing this League. /yv^v^i 

Sec. 53. The championship season nUaAl * extend from the 1st 
day of May to (and including) the 15th day of Octobet, and 
no game shall count in the championship series unless flayed 
during the championship season: Provided, That if the 1st 
day of May occurs on Sunday, the championship season shall 
begin April 30; and if the 15th day of October occtrs on 
Sunday, the championship season shall end October 16. 

Sec. 54. Every game played between two clubs from the 
commencement of the championship season to the completion 
of the championship series between such clubs, shall hex game 
for the championship, and no League club shall lend or 
exchange players, to or with each other, for any game played 
during the championship season. 

Sec 55. Each club shall play sixteen championship games 
(and no more) with every other club: Provided, hoivezer, That 
If any game be prevented by rain, or if a tie or drawn game be 
played, the visiting club shall play off such tie or drawn game, 
or game prevented by rain, on the first succeeding day (not 
counting Sundays, days previously agreed upon for champion- 
ship games between said clubs, or days when rai.i renders 
playing impossible), within the dates of the same schedule 
series between such clubs, if any remain open; and if not, such 
game may be played off on any open date between any two 
series on the same grounds: Provided^ That if such a game be 
due on the completion of the first schedule series between two 
clubs, and be not played olf until the next schedule series be- 
tween such clubs on the same grounds, it shall be played off on 
the first open date of such series, if there be any. 

Sec. 56. Each club shall have half of the championship 
series of games with every other club played on its own 
grounds; and in all the details of such games that do not involve 
the rights of the visiting club under the Playing Rules, but 
relate so ely to such games as attractive exhibitions to the 
patrons of the home club, the visiting club shall defer to the 
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a person designated by the home club the batting order of its 
nine by 10 o'clock on the morning of the day of each game. In 
case of the failure of any visiting club to furnish the batting 
order of its nine as herein stipulated, it shall forfeit tiie sum of 
ten dollars, which amount shall be immediately transmitted to 
the Secretary of the League upon the receipt of notice from 
him of the infliction of such fine, which notice shall be given 
by the Secretary upon receipt of complaint from the heme club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the manager 
and captain of the visiting club with a list of the batting 
order before the commencement of the game. The visiting 
club shall have the right to practice its nine on the grounds of 
the home club between n and 12 o'clock a. m. on each day 
of its visit during the championship season. 

Sec. 57. All championship games shall be arranged for in 
writing, and so as to complete the championship series by the 
expiration of the championship season. Such written arrange- 
ment shall be made by such method as the League shall direct, 
before the beginning of the championship season, and shall 
consist of a schedule and agreement relating thereto, which 
agreement shall be signed by every League club, and the 
schedule and agreement filed with the Secrelary of the League, 
and a copy thereof, bearing his certificate as to its correctness, 
furnishe.fby the Secretary to every League club. The sched- 
ule shall provide for an equal number of return games, and 
specify the date of each game, and the dates of each series of 
games. No date in said schedule shall subsequently be changed, 
except (ij by written agreement of two clubs, from a date 
fixed by the schedule for a game between such clubs to another 
day between the first and last date of the same schedule series 
between such clubs; or (2) as provided in Section 55; or (3) by 
the written consent of all the League Clubs. 

Sec. 58. The price of admission to championship games 
shall be fifty cents for each adult person, and no money or 
tickets paid for admission shall be refunded in* any case in which 
the game is interrupted by rain. 

Sec. 59. In correspondence between clubs, all letters and 
telegrams concerning umpires, dates, and other matters per- 
taining to championship games, to a club at home, must be ad- 
dressed to and answered by its President, or by an ofiicer of 
such club designated by its President to act for him in such 
matters, the Secretary of the League to be notified of such des- 
ignation. If such communication** be made by another club 
when at home, they must be addressed by and answered to its 
President or his representative as above provided; and if the 
corresponding club be absent from home, they must be ad- 
dressed by and answered to its manager. 



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Sec. 60. At the conclusion of each championship game, the 
Home club shall deliver to the manager of the Visiting club 
(and shall transmit by mail to the Visiting club a duplicate of 
the same) a statement of the receipts of said game, and shall 
pay to the authorized agent of such Visiting club the sum of 
fifteen (15) cents for each and every person admitted to the 
grounds to witness such game, or any part thereof, or admitted 
to the grounds for any other purpose during or prior to such 
game, or the hour appointed therefor, excepting only players 
of the contesting clubs and policemen in uniform. 

The number of persons admitted to the grounds shall be de- 
termined by the use of the necessary number of self-registering 
turnstiles, the keys of which shall be delivered to the- agent 
of the Visiting club before the opening of the grounds fa* each 
game; and said agent of the Visiting club shall have the right 
to affix a seal to the register, or box, of such turnstile, and the 
box of such turnstile shall not be removed until after the close 
of the seventh inning; and in case a carriage gate is used, a 
ticket for each person admitted through such gate shall at once 
be delivered to the agent of the Visiting club. 

Sec. 61. The Secretary shall be authorized to draw upon 
each club, on the 25th day of each month, during the term of 
service of the staff* of League umpires, for a sum not to exceed 
one hundred and eighty dollars, for the payment of the salaries 
and expenses of such umpires. (See also Par. 13, Sec. 10.) 

Sec. 62. No game shall be played between League clubs 
before the commencement of the championship series. 

Sec. 63. No game shall be played between any League club 
and any non-League club, or picked nine, upon the grounds of 
any League club, from the commencement to the completion 
of the championship scries upon such grounds, except that any 
extra players of the Home club may so play while the Home 
club is absent from the city. No game shall be arranged or 
played between any League and non-League clubs, or picked 
nines, for or upon any " olf days" of the championship series, 
except as above provided, and upon the following express condi- 
tions: 

1. If a League championship game be prevented by rain or 
unavoidable accident on the day (not counting Sunday) preced- 
ing the day agreed upon for such non- League or picked-nine 
game, then the batter thai] be declared off, so as to allow the 
Leagued ubs to play the championship game on that day. 

2. All such games shall be played under such rules, with 
such ball and such umpire, as maybe mutually agreed upon 
by the League club And i.he non-League club. 

3. The non-League club shall, unless otherwise agreed by let- 
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upon the termination of play without reference to the number of 
innings played, the sum of one hundred dollars, or one-half the 
gross receipts of such game, in case the gross receipts shall 
exceed two hundred dollars; and it is to be distinctly under- 
stood that the " gross receipts" include all revenue derived 
from the exhibition, whether taken at regular or carriage gates, 
or for admission to grounds, grand stands, or to other special 
privileges of the grounds; also, that the visiting club shall have 
sole control of all gates, and cf all entrances to grand stands, 
or other special ground privileges for which extra fees are 
charged. And the non- League club shall pay the League club 
fifty dollars in every case where a League club shall present its 
nine in the city or town of such non- League club, prepared to 
play at the time appointed for such game, and the game be 
prevented by rain, or by any cause other than the refusal by 
such League club lo play such game. In the event of the re- 
fusal or failure of any non-League club to pay the sum, or 
sums, due, as stipulated, the League club shall at once tele-- 
graph such fact to the Secretary of the League, who shall 
forthwith notify all other League clubs by telegraph; and no 
League club shall thereafter play such defaulting club 
until the full amount due be paid the League c'ub, which 
League club shall, in case of such payment, notify the Secre- 
tary, and he the other League club?, by telegraph. 

4. In any case not covered by the first condition specified in 
this section, a League club having agreed to play a non- League 
club upon the grounds of the latter, and failing to present its 
nine in the city or town of such non- League club, prepared to 
play at the time appointed for such game, the League club 
shall pay the non-League club the sum of fitly dollars or such 
other sum as may have been mutually agreed upon, as the 
penalty of such default. 

Sec. 64. A club shall be entitled to forfeited games— lo 
count in its series as games won by a score of nine runs to 
none — in cases where the umpire in any championship game 
shall award the game to such club on account of the violation 
by the contesting club of any playing rule of this League. 

Sec. 65. Drawn, tie, and postponed games shall not count in 
the series as games, but must be played oil* if possible, as pro- 
vided in Section 55. If they cannot be played off as therein 
provided, they mny subsequently be played off, if sufficient time 
exist before the close of the season. 

Sec. 66. The club which shall have won the greatest per- 
centage of games in the championship scries, shall be declared 
the champion club of the United States for the season in which 
such games were played. In the event that two or more clubs 
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which shall have lost the smallest percentage shall be declared 
the champion, and in case two or more clubs be tied for first 
place, the Board shall at once arrange a special series of three 
games between any two of such clubs, such games to be played 
in the month of October, and the games so played shall be in- 
cluded in the championship record, and counted in determining 
the award of the championship. In such case only the provi- 
sions of this Constitution prohibiting the playing or recording 
as championship games, games played after the expiration of 
the championship season, shall have no effect. 

The emblem of the championship shall be a pennant (of the 
national colors), to cost not less than one hundred dollars 
($100). It shall be inscribed with the motto, " Champion Base 
Ball Club of the United States," with the name of the club 
and the year in which the title was won, and the champion club 
shall be entitled to fly the pennant until the close of the ensuing 
season. 

Sec. 67. The championship shall be decided in the following 
manner: 

Within twenty-four hours after every match game played 
for the championship, the home club shall prepare and forward 
to the Secretary of the League a statement containing the full 
score of the game, according to the system specified in the 
l< Playing Rules,'* the date, place where played, and names of 
the clubs and umpire: Provided, That no tie or drawn game 
shall be considered "a game" for any purpose, nor shall the 
score thereof be forwarded to the Secretary ; and provided fur- 
ther, that in any case where the Secretary shall not receive the 
score of a championship game within five days after the play- 
ing of such game, the club whose duty it is to forward such 
score shall pay to the League the sum of ten dollars as the 
penalty of such default. 

At the close of the season, the Secretary shall prepare a tab- 
ular statement of the games won and lost by each club, accord- 
ing to the statements so sent him (winch statements shall be 
the sole evidence in the matter), and submit the same, with the 
statements so sent him, to the Board, who shall make the 
award in writing, and report the same to the League at its an- 
nual meeting. In making the award the Board shall consider: 

1. The tabular statement of the Secretary. 

2. Forfeited games. 

3. Game> participated in by clubs which have withdrawn, 
disbanded, or forfeited their membership without completing 
their championship series with all other League clubs; such 
games shall be counted to the following extent: The Board 
shall ascertain the least number of championship games played 
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from the first game participated m during the championship 
season, by such retired club, count in the scries of each League 
club a similar number of games, and all other games participa- 
ted in by su^h retired club shall not be counted in the 
championship series: Provided, That if such retired club shall 
have failed to play at least one championship game with every 
League club, all games participated in by it shall be thrown 
out entirely. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 

Section 68. The annual meeting of the League shall be held 
on the first Wednesday after the third Tuesday in November 
of each year, at twelve o'clock noon, and at such place as shall 
have been determined by vote at the previous annual meeting. 

Sec. 69. At such meeting each club shall be represented, 
and shall be entitled to two representatives, and to have, in ad- 
dition thereto, any of i's officers or ex-officers present at such 
meeting ; but no club shall be permitted to send as a representa- 
tive any person under contract or engagement as a ballplayer, 
and belonging to the nine of such club in said capacity; they 
shall present a certificate from the President or Secretary of 
their club, showing their authority to act; but no club shall 
have more than one vote. * 

Sec. 70. A representation of a majority of clubs shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business but a less num- 
ber may adjourn from time to time until a quorum is obtained. 

Sec. 71. The following shall be the order of business: 

1. Reading minutes of last meeting. 

2. Report of Board of Directors. 

3. Reports of special committees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Amendment of Constitution. 

6. Amendment of Playing Rules. 

7. Election of officers. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Adjournment. 



AMENDMENTS 

Section 72. The Constitution or Playing Rules of this 
League may be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of the 
League at any annual meeting. 



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INDEX TO PLAYING RULES. 



IZsTIDIEIX 



RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



RULE. 

The Ground... i 

The Infield 2 

The Bases 3 

The Foul Lines. , ,. 4 

The Pitcher's Lines 5 

The Catcher's Lines 6 

The Captain's Lines 7 

The Players' Lines 8 

The Players' Bench 9 

The Batsman's Lines 10 

The Three Feet Lines '. 1 1 

The Lines Must be Marked 12 

The Ball. 13 

of what composed (1) 13 

furnished by Home Club. (2) 13 

replaced i f injured (3) 1 ^ 

" " lost ....(4) 13 

The Bat ,. 14 

FIELD RULES. 

Open Belting and Pool Selling Prohibited 15 

Sale of Liquor Prohibited. ■ 16 

No Person Allowed on Field During Game 17 

Players not to Sit with Spectators 18 

Penalty for Insulting Umpire 19 

Penalty for not Keeping Field Clear. 20 

Restriction as to Addressing Audience 21 



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THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

RULE, 

Nine Players on each Side 22 

Players' Positions , 23 

in the Field (1) 23 

at the Bat (2) 23 

Order of Batting (3) 23 

Restriction as to Occupying Catcher's Lines (4) 23 

DEFINITIONS. 

A High Ball 24 

A Low Ball 25 

A High or Low Ball 26 

A Fair Ball . 27 

An Unfair Ball 2S 

A Balk > 29 

A Dead Bal 1 30 

A Block * 31 

A Fair Hit 3 2 ~34 

A Foul Hit.. 33-34 

A Strike 35 

A Foul Strike 36 

"Play" 37 

Time" 38 

" Game " 39 

An Inning 40 

A Time at Bat 41 

Legal or Leg lly 42 

THE GAME. 

Number of Innings 43 

Drawn Game 44 

Forfeited Game . . ■ 45 

t( No Game " 46 

Substitute, when Allowed. 47 

Choice of First Innings 48 

When Umpire Must Call « Play " 49 

Game Must Begin when " Play " is Called 49 

When Umpire May Suspend Piay 49 

" « " Terminate Game 49 

Rain, effect of, in Terminating Game (4) 43 

« « " " " 44 

» " « " " 46 

" Definition of. ........... 49 

** Umpire's Duty in Case of. 49 

Batsman Must Call for Ball He Wants. , , ♦ 50 



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INDEX TO PLAYING RULES. 



RULE. 

What Umpire Must Count and Call. , 50 

When Batsman is Out 51 

** " becomes Base-Runner 52 

Base-Runner must touch Bases in Order 53 

" u when entitled to hold Base 53 

u l " " take one Base 54 

" " " required to return to Base 55 

No Substitute Allowed for Base-Runner , 56 

When Base-Runner is Out. 57 

When Umpire shall, without appeal, declare player "Out'* 58 

When Ball is not in Play until Returned to Pitcher. ..... 59 

Block, effect of. 60 

Run, when to be Scored, 61 

Fines on Pitcher 62 

« '< any Player 63 (4,) 6S, 69 

Player not to Address Umpire 63 

M ** u Audience 21 

" u use Improper Language (4) 68 

" to Obey Umpire's Orders (4) 68 

THE UMPIRE. 

Selection of Umpire 64 

Disqualification of Umpire (3) 64 

Removal of Umpire e {4) 64 

Duties as to Materials of Game .(1) 65 

» il Ground Rules (1) 65 

« " Reversal of Decision (2) 65 

Changing Umpire during Game 66 

Expulsion of Umpire 67 

Umpire's Jurisdiction and Powers 68 

Umpire to give Notice of Fine .(5.) (6) 68 

" " " ", Forfeited Game (6) 68 

Special Penalties 69 

Scoring Regulations. 70 

CONSTRUCTION AND AMENDMENTS. 

Construction of Rules 71 

Amendment of Rules 72 



PLAYING RULES 



— OF THE — 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 

— OF — 

Professional Base Ball Clubs ; 

1884. 



ADOPTED IN PURSUANCE OF SECTION 51 OF 
THE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 

CLASS I. 

THE MATERIALS OF THE GAME. 

Rule I. The Ground must be an inclosed field, sufficient in 
size to enable each player to play in his position as required by 
these Rules, 

Rule 2. The Injield must be a space of ground thirty yards 
square. 

Rule 3, The Bases must be 

fi) Four in number, and designated as First Base, Second 
Base, Third Base and Home Base. 

(2) The Home Base must be of white marble or white stone* 
twelve inches square, so fixed in the ground as to bcevenftwith 
the surface, and so placed in the corner of the infield that two 
of its sides will form part of the boundaries of said infield. 

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(3) The First, Second and Third Bases must be canvas bags, 
fifteen inches square, painted white, and filled with some soft 
material, and so placed that the center of each shall be upon a 
separate corner of the infield, the First Base at the right, the 
Second Base opposite, and the Third Base at the left of the 
Home Base. 

(4) All the Bases must be securely fastened in their posi- 
tions, and so placed as to be distinctly seen by the Umpire. 

Rule 4. The Foul Lines must be drawn in straight lines 
from the outer corner of the Home Base, through the center of 
the positions of First and Third Bases, to the boundaries of the 
Ground. 

Rule 5. The Pitcher's Lines must be straight lines forming 
the boundaries of a space of ground, in the infield, six feet long 
by four feet wide, distant fifty feet from the center of the Home 
Base, and so placed that the six feet lines would each be two 
feet distant from and parallel with a straight line passing 
through the center of the Home and Second Bases. Each cor- 
ner of this space must be marked by a flat iron plate or stone, 
six inches square, fixed in the ground, even with the surface. 

Rule 6. The Catcher's Lines must be drawn from the outer 
corner of the Home Base, in continuation of the Foul Lines, 
straight to the limits of the Ground back of the Home Base. 

Rule 7. The Caftairfs Lines must be drawn from the 
Catcher's Lines to the Limits of the Ground, fifteen feet from 
and parallel with the Foul lines. 

Rule 8. The Player s y Lines must be drawn from the Catch- 
er's Lines to the limits of the Ground, fifty feet from and par- 
allel with the Foul Lines. 

Rule 9. The Player's Bench must be furnished by the Home 
Club, and placed upon a portion of the Ground outside the 
Players' Lines. It must be twelve feet in length and immova- 
bly fastened to the ground. At each end of such bench must 
be immovably fixed-a bat-rack, with fixtures for holding twenty 
bats; one such rack must be designated for the exclusive use of 
the Visiting Club, and the other for the exclusive use of the 
Home Club. 

Rule io. The Batsman's Lines must be straight lines form- 
ing the boundaries of a space on the right, and of a similar 
space on the left of the Home Base, six feet long by three feet 
wide, extending three feet in front of and three feet behind the 
center of the Home Base, and with its nearest line distant one 
foot from the Home Base. 

Rule i I. The Three Feet Lines must be drawn as follows : 
From a point on the Foul Line from Home Base to First 
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on Foul Ground, -at a right angle to said Foul Line, and to a 
point three feet distant from it; thence running parallel with 
said Foul Line, to a point three feet distant from the center of 
the First Base; thence in a straight line to the center of the 
First Base, and thence upon the Foul Line to the point of 
beginning. 

Rule 12. The lines designated in Rules 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 
1 1 must be marked with chalk or other suitable material, so as 
to be distinctly seen by the Umpire. They must all be so 
marked their entire length, except the Captain's and Players' 
Lines, which must be so marked for a distance of at least thirty- 
five yards from the Catcher's Lines, or to the limits of the 
grounds. 

Rule 13. The Ball. 

(1) Must not weigh less than five nor more than five and 
one-quarter ounces avoirdupois, and measure not less than nine 
nor more than nine and one-quarter inches in circumference. 
It must be composed of woolen yarn, and contain not more 
than one ounce of vulcanized rubber in mould form, and be 
covered with leather. It must be furnished by the Secretary of 
the League, whose seal shall be final evidence of the legality of 
the ball. 

(2) In all games the ball or balls played with shall be fur- 
nished by the Home Club, and become the property of the win- 
ning club. 

(3) Should the ball become out of shape, or cut or ripped so 
as to expose the yarn, or in any way so injured as to be unfit 
for fair use in the opinion of the Umpire, on being appealed to 
by either Captain, a new ball shall at once be called for by the 
Umpire. 

(4) Should the ball be lost during the game, the Umpire 
shall, at the expiration of five minutes, call for anew ball. 

Rule 14. The Bat. 

(1) Must be made wholly of wood. 

(2) It must be round, must not exceed two and one-half 
inches in diameter in the thickest part, and must not exceed 
forty-two inches in length. 



CLASS II. 

FIELD RULES. 

Rule 15. No Club shall allow open betting or pool selling 
upon its grounds, nor in any building owned or occupied by it 



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Rule 16. No Club shall sell or allow to be sold upon its 
grounds, nor in any building owned or occupied by it, any 
spirituous, vinous or malt liquors. 

Rule 17. No person shall be allowed upon any part of the 
field during the progress of the game, in addition to the nine 
flayers on each side and the umpire \ except such officers of the law 
as may be present in uniform to preserve the peace. 

Rule 18. Players in uniform shall not be permitted to seat 
themselves among the spectators. 

Rule 19. The umpire is the sole judge of play, and is 
entitled to the respect of the spectators, and any person offer- 
ing any insult or indignity to him, must be promptly ejected 
from the grounds. 

Rule 20. Every Club shall furnish sufficient police force 
upon its own grounds to preserve order, and in the event of a 
crowd entering the field during the progress of a game, and 
interfering with the play in any manner, the Visiting Club 
may refuse to play further until the field be cleared. If the 
ground be not cleared within fifteen minutes thereafter, the 
Visiting Club may claim, and shall be entitled to, the game 
by a score of nine runs to none (no matter what number of 
innings have been played). 

Rule 21. No Umpire, Manager, Captain or Player shall 
address the audience during the progress of a game, except in 
case of necessary exolanation. 

CLASS III. 



the players and their positions. 

Rule 22. The Players of each club, in a match game, shall 
be nine in number, one of whom shall be the Captain 
Rule 23. The Players' Positions shall be 

(1) When in the field (designated "Fielders" in these 
Rules) such as may be assigned them by their Captain, except 
that the Pitcher must take his position within the Pitchers 
Lines, as defined in Rule 5. 

(2) When their side goes to the bat they must immediately 
seat themselves upon the Players' Bench, and remain thereun- 
til the side is put out, except when batsman or base-runner. All 
bats not in use must be kept in the bat racks, and the two play- 
ers next succeeding the Batsman, in the order in which they 
are named on the Score, must be ready with bat in hand to 
promptly take position as batsman: Provided, That the Cap- 
tain, and one assistant only, may occupy the space between the 
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(3) The Batsmen must take their positions within the Bats- 
man's Lines, as defined in Rule 10, in the order in which they 
are named on the Score, which must contain the batting order 
of both nines and must be followed, except in case of disability 
of a player, in which case the substitute must take the place of 
the disabled player in the batting order. 

(4) No player of the side at bat, except when Batsman, shall 
occupy any portion of the space within the Catcher's Lines as 
defined in Rule 6. 



CLASS IV. 

DEFINITIONS. 



Rule 24. A High Ball is a ball legally delivered by the 
Pitcher, over the Home Base, higher than the belt of the Bats- 
man, but not higher than his shoulder. 

Rule 25, A Low Ball is a ball legally delivered by the 
Pitcher, over the Home Base, not higher than the Batsnian's 
belt, nor lower than his knee. 

Rule 26. A High or Low Ball is a ball legally delivered 
by the Pitcher, over the Home Base, not higher than the Bats- 
man's shoulder, nor lower than his knee. 

Rule 27. A Fair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher, 
while wholly within the lines of his position and facing the 
Batsman, and the ball passing over the Home Base at the 
height called for by the Batsman. 

Rule 28. An Unfair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher 
as in Rule 27, except that the ball does not pass over the Home 
Base, or does not pass over the Home Base at the height called 
for by the Batsman. 

Rule 29. A Balk is 

(1) A motion made by the Pitcher to deliver the ball to 
the bat without delivering it, except the ball be accidentally 
dropped ; or, 

(2) The ball be held by the Pitcher so long as to delay the 
game unnecessarily ; or, 

(3) Delivered to the bat by the Pitcher when any part of 
his person is upon ground outside the lines of his position. 

Rule 30. A Dead Ball is a ball delivered to the bat by the 
Pitcher, that touches the Batsman's bat, without being struck 
at, or any part of the Batsman's person while standing in his 
position, without being struck at, or any part of the Umpire's 
person, without first passing the Catcher. 



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Rule 31. A Block is a batted or thrown ball that is stopped 
or handled by any person not engaged in the game. 

Rule 32. A Fair Hit is a ball batted by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that first touches the ground, the First 
Base, the Third Base, the part of the person of a player, or any 
other object that is in front of or on either of the Foul Lines, 
or {exception) batted directly to the ground by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that (whether it first touches Foul or 
Fair Ground) bounds or rolls within the Foul Lines, between 
Home and First, or Home and Third Bases, without first 
touching the person of a player. 

Rule 33. A Foul Hit is a ball batted by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that first touches the ground, the part 
of the person of a player, or any other object that is behind 
either of the Foul Lines, or that strikes the person of such 
Batsman, while standing in his position, or {exception} batted 
directly to the ground by the Batsman, standing in his position, 
that (whether it first touches Foul or Fair Ground) bounds or 
rolls outside the Foul Lines, between Home and First, or 
Home and Third Bases, without first touching the person of a 
player. 

Rule 34. When a batted ball passes outside the grounds, 
the Umpire shall decide it fair should it disappear within, or 
foul should it disappear outside of the range of the foul lines, 
and Rules 32 and 33 arc to be construed accordingly. 

Rule 35. A Strike is 

(1) A ball struck at by the Batsman without its touching 
his bat; or, 

(2) A ball legally delivered by the Pitcher at the height 
called for by the Batsman, and over the Home Base, but not 
struck at by the Batsman. 

Rule 36. A Foul Strike is a ball batted by the Batsman 
when any part of his person is upon ground outside the lines 
of the Batsman's position. 

Rule 37. Play is the order of the Umpire to begin the 
game, or to resume play after its suspension. 

Rule 38. Time is the order of the Umpire to suspend play. 
Such suspension must not extend beyond the day of the game. 

Rule 39. Game is the announcement by the Umpire that 
the game is terminated. 

Rule 40. An Inning is the turn at bat of the nine players 
representing a Club in a game, and is completed when three of 
such players have been put out as provided in these Rules. 

Rule 41. A time at bat is the term at bat of a batsman. It 
begins when he takes his position, and continues until he is 
put out, or becomes a base runner. 

Rule 42. Legal, or Legally \ signifies as required by these 
rules. 



PLAYING RULES. 
CLASS V. 



THE GAME. 

Rule 43. A Game shall consist of nine innings to each con- 
testing nine, except that: 

(1) If the side first at bat scores less runs in nine innings 
than the other side has scored in eight innings, the game shall 
then terminate. 

(2) If the side last at bat in the ninth innings scores the 
winning run before the third man is out, the game shall then 
terminate. 

(3) If the score be a tie at th end of nine innings to each 
side, play shall only be continued until the side first at bat shall 
have scored one or more runs than the other side, in an equal 
number of innings; or until the other side shall score one more 
r un than the side first at bat. 

(4) If the Umpire calls "Game " on account of darkness or 
rain at any time after five innings have been completed by 
both sides, the score shall be that of the last equal innings 
played, unless the side second at bat shall have scored one or 
more runs than the side first at bat, in which case the score of 
the game shall be the total number of runs made. 

Rule 44. A Drawn Game shall be declared by the Umpire 
when he terminates a game, on account of darkness or rain, 
after five equal innings have been played, if the score at the 
time is equal on the last even innings" played ; but {exception) 
if the side that went second to bat is then at the bat, and has 
scored the same number of runs as the other side, the Umpire 
shall declare the game drawn, without regard to the score of 
the last equal innings. 

Rule 45. A Forfeited Game shall be declared by the Um- 
pire, in favor of the Club not in fault, in the following cases: 

(1) If the nine of a club fait to appear upon the field, or, be- 
ing upon the Field, fail to begin the game within five minutes 
after the Umpire has called ; ' Play " at the hour appointed for 
the beginning of the game. 

(2) If, after the game has begun, one side refuses or fails to 
continue playing, unites such game has been suspended or 
terminated by the Umpire. 

(3) If, after play has been suspended by the Umpire, one 
side fails to resume playing within five minutes after the Um- 
pire has called u Play." 

(4) If, in the opinion of the Umpire, any one of these Rules 
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Rule 46. il JVo Game" shall be declared by the Umpire if 
he shall terminate play, on account of rain or darkness-, before 
five innings on each side are completed. 

Rule 47. A Substitute shall not be allowed to take the 
place of any player in a game, unless such player be disabled in 
the game then being played, by reason of illness or injury. 

Rule 48. The Choice of First Innings shall be determined 
by the two Captains. 

Rule 49. The Umpire must call " Play " at the hour ap- 
pointed for beginning a game. The game must begin when 
the Umpire calls u Play." When he en Us u Time," play shall 
be suspended until he calls " Play " again, and during the in- 
terim no player shall be put out, base be run, or run be scored. 
The Umpire shall suspend play only for an accident to himself, 
or a player; (but in case of accident to a Fielder, Time shall 
not be called until the ball be Returned to, and held by the 
Pitcher, standing in his position); or in case rain falls so 
heavily that the spectators are compelled, by the severity of 
the storm, to seek shelter, in which case he shall note the time 
of suspension, and, should such rain continue to fall thirty min- 
utes thereafter, he shall terminate the game. The Umpire shall 
also declare every " Dead Ball," u Block," " Foul Hit," " Foul 
Strike," and « Balk." 

Rule 50. The Batsman, on taking his position , must call for 
a "High Ball/* a "Low Ball/' or a " High or Low Ball," 
and the Umpire shall notify the Pitcher to deliver the ball as 
required; such call shall not be changed after the first ball de- 
livered. The Umpire shall count and call every " Unfair Ball" 
delivered by the Pitcher, and every " Dead Ball," if also an 
u Unfair. Ball," as a "Ball;" and he shall also count and call 
every "Strike.'* Neither a "Ball" nor a "Strike" shall be 
called or counted until the ball has passed the Home Base. 

Rule 51. The Batsman is out: 

(1) If he fails to take his position at the bat in his order of 
batting, unless the error be discovered, and the proper Bats- 
man takes his position before a fair hit has been made, and in 
such case the balls and strikes called will be counted in the 
time at bat of the proper Batsman. 

(2) If he fails to take his position within one minute after 
the Umpire has called for the Batsman. 

(3) If he makes a Foul Hit, and the ball be momentarily 
held by a fielder before touching the ground, provided it be not 
caught in a fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other than 
the fielder before being caught. 

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(5) If he plainly attempts to hinder the Catcher from field- 
ing the ball, evidently without effort to make a fair hit 
Rule 52. The Batsman becomes a Base Runner 

(1) Instantly after he makes a Fair Hit- 

(2) Instantly after six Balls have been called by the Umpire 

(3) Instantly after three Strikes have been declared by the 
Umpire. 

Rule 53. The Base- Runner must touch each Base in regular 
order, viz: First, Second, Third and Home Bases, and when 
obliged to return, must do so on the run, and must retouch the 
base or bases in reverse order. He shall only be considered as 
holding a base after touching it, and shall then be entitled to 
hold such base until he has legally touched the next base in 
order, or has been legally forced to vacate it for a succeeding 
Base Runner. 

Rule 54. The Base Runner shall be entitled, -without being 
put out, to take one Base, provided he do so on the run, in the 
following cases : 

(1) If, while he was Batsman, the Umpire called six Balls. 

(2) If the Umpire awards a succeeding Batsman a base on 
six balls, and the Base Runner is thereby forced to vacate the 
base held by him. 

(3) If the Umpire calls a Balk. 

(4) If a ball delivered by the Pitcher pass the Catcher and 
touch any fence or building within ninety feet of the Home 
Base. 

(5) If he be prevented from making a base by the obstruc- 
tion of an adversary. 

(6) If a Fielder stop or catch a batted ball with his hat or 
any part of his dress. 

Rule 55. The Base Runner shall return to his Base, and 
shall be entitled to so return without being put out, provided 
he do so on the run. 

(1) If the Umpire declares a Foul Hit, and the ball be not 
legally caught by a Fielder.- 

(2) If the Umpire declares a Foul Strike. 

(3) If the Umpire declares a Dead Ball, unless it be also the 
sixth Unfair Ball, and he be thereby forced to take the next 
base, as provided in Rule 54 (2). 

Rule 56. The Base Runner shall not have a substitute run 
for him. 

Rule 57. The Base Runner is out; 

(1) If, after three strikes have been declared against him 



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while Batsman, and the Catcher fails to catch the third-strike 
ball, he plainly attempts to hinder the Catcher from fielding 
the ball. 

(2) If, having made a Fair Hit while Batsman, such fair-hit 
ball be momentarily held by a Fielder, before touching the 
ground or any object other than a Fielder: Provided, It be not 
caught in the Fielder's hat or cap. 

(3) If, when the Umpire has declared three Strikes on him 
while Batsman, the third -strike ball be momentarily held by a 
Fielder before touching the ground: Provided, It be not 
caught in a Fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other 
than a Fielder before being caught. 

(4) If, after three Strikes or a Fair Hit, he be touched with 
the ball in the hand of a Fielder before such Base Runner 
touches First Base. 

(5) If, after three Strikes or a Fair Hit, the ball be securely 
held by a Fielder, while touching First Base with any part of 
his person, before such Base Runner touches First Base. 

(6) If, in running the last half of the distance from Home 
Base to First Base, he runs outside the Three Feet Lines, as 
defined in Rule 11, except that he must do so if necessary to 
avoid a Fielder attempting to field a batted ball, and in such 
case shall not be declared out. 

(7) If, in running from First to Second Base, from Second 
to Third Base, or from Third to Home Base, he runs more 
than three feet from a direct line between such bases to avoid 
being touched by the ball in the hands of a Fielder; but in case 
a Fielder be occupying the Base Runner's proper path, at- 
tempting to field a batted ball, then the Base Runner shall run 
out of the path and behind said Fielder, and shall not be de- 
clared out for so doing. 

(S) If he fails to avoid a Fielder attempting to field a batted 
ball, in the manner prescribed in (6; and (7) of this Rule, or 
if he, in any way, obstructs a Fielder attempting to field a 
batted ball : Provided, That if two or more Fielders attempt 
to field a batted ball, and the Base Runner comes in contact 
with one or more of them, the Umpire shall determine which 
Fielder is entitled to the benefit of this Rule, and shall not de- 
cide the Base Runner out for coining in contact with any other 
Fielder. 

(9) If, at any time while the ball is in play, he be touched 
by the ball in the hand of a Fielder, unless some part of his 
person is touching a base he is entitled to occupy, provided the 
ball be held by the Fielder after touching him; but (exception 
as to First Base), in running to First Base, he may overrun 
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first touching it, provided he returns at once and retouches the 
base, after which he may be put out as at any other base. If, 
in overrunning First Base, he also attempts to run to Second 
Base, he shall forfeit such exemption from being put out. 

(10) If, when a Fair or Foul Hit ball is legally caught by a 
Fielder, such ball is legally held by a Fielder on the base oc- 
cupied by the Base Runner when such ball was struck (or the 
Base Runner be touched with the ball in the hands of a 
Fielder), before he retouches said base after such Fair or Foul 
Hit ball was so caught. Provided, That the Base Runner 
shall not be out in such case, if, after the ball was legally caught 
as above, it be delivered to the bat by the Pitcher before the 
Fielder holds it on said base, or touches the Base Runner 
with it 

(u) If, when a Batsman becomes a Base Runner (except 
as provided in Rule 54), the First Base, or the First and Second 
Bases, or the First, Second and Third Bases, be occupied, any 
Base Runner so occupying a base shall cease to be entitled to 
hold it, until any following Base Runner is put out, and may 
be put out at the next base o r by being touched by the ball in 
the hands of a Fielder in the same manner as in running to 
First Base, at any time before any following Base Runner is 
put out. 

(12) If a Fair Hit ball strike him, he shall be declared out 
and in such case no base shall be run unless forced, and no run 
be scored. 

(13) If when running to a base or forced to return to a 
base, he fail to touch the intervening base or bases, if any, in 
the order prescribed in Rule 53, he may be put out at the base 
he fails to touch, or by being touched by the ball in the hand 
of a Fielder, in the same manner as in running to First Base. 
Provided, That be shall not be declared out unless the Captain 
of the fielding s"de claim such decision before the ball is deliv- 
ered to the bat by the Pitcher. 

(14) If, when the Umpire calls " Play," after any sus- 
pension of a game, he fails to return to and touch the base lie 
occupied when ** Time " was called before touching the next 
base. 

Rule 58. The Umpire shall declare the Batsman or Base 
Runner out, without waiting for an appeal for such decision, in 
all cases where such player is put out in accordance with these 
rules, except as provided in Rule 57, (to), (13) and (14). 

Rule 59. In case of a Foul Strike, Foul Hit not legally 
caught flying, Dead Ball, or Base Runner put out for be- 
ing struck by a fair- hit ball, the bail shall not be considered in 
play until it is held by the Pitcher standing in his position. 



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Rule 60. Whenever a Block occurs, the Umpire shall de- 
clare it, and Base Runners may run the bases without being 
put out, until after the ball has been returned to and held by 
the Pitcher standing in his position. 

Rule 6i. One Run shall be scored every time a Base Run- 
ner, after having legally touched the first three bases, shall 
touch the Home Base before three men are put out. If the 
third man is forced out, or is put out before reaching First Base, 
a run shall not be scored. 

Rule 62. If the Pitcher causes the halt to strike the Batsman, 
and the Umpire be satisfied that he does it intentionally, he 
snail fine the Pitcher therefor in a sum not less than Ten Dol- 
lars, nor more than Fifty Dollars. (See League Contract 
paragraph 11). 

Rule 63. No Player except the Captain or his assistant shall 
address the Umpire concerning any point of play, and any vio- 
lation of this Rule shall subject the offender to a fine of five 
dollars by the Umpire. 

CLASS VI. 



THE UMPIRE. 

Rule 64. A staff of four League umpires shall be selected 
by the Secretary before the 1st day of May. 

(1) Applications for such positions will be received by the 
Secretary until the 1st day of March. 

(2) A written contract shall be made with each of the four 
umpires selected, stipulating for his service from May 1 to 
Oct. 15, at a salary of one thousand dollars for such period, 
payable in equal monthly payments, at the expiration of each 
month of service. He shall also be allowed and paid his actual 
expenses while absent from his home in the service of the 
League. 

(3) He shall be under the sole control and direction of t/j e 
Secretary, from whom he will receive all assignments to duty 
and all instructions regarding the interpretation of the playing 
rules, and the Secretary shall see that he is proficient in the 
discharge of his duties, and that he shall appear in proper dress 
when acting as umpire. 

(4) In the event of *lhe failure of such umptre to umpire a 
game assigned to him, it shall be the duty of the Secretary to 
provide a substitute to umpire such game, and, in such case, 
there shall be deducted from the next monthly payment to the 
Leag-ue Umpire the sum of twelve dollars for each game as- 



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signed to him, which, for any reason, he shall have failed to 
umpire. 

(5) It shall be the duty of each League Club to accept as Um- 
pire for any championship game such League Umpire or sub- 
stitute as the Secretary shall assign to such game, and only in 
the event of the failure of the League Umpire or substitute ! 
assigned to appear at the hour appointed for the beginning of 
such game, shall the duty devolve upon the visiting club Jo 
designate an Umpire for such game. • 

(6) Any League Umpire shall be subject to removal by the ' 
Secretary at any time, and in the event of the resignation, re- { n 
moval or expulsion of any League Umpire the Secretary shall^i 
have power to appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy thus ^f 
created. ^ 

Rule 65. The Umpires Duties, in addition to those speci-^^t^ 
fied in the preceding Rules, are: 

(1) Before the commencement of a Match Game, the Um- 
pire shall see that the rules governing all the materials of the 
game are strictly observed. He shall ask the Captain of the 
Home Club whether there are any special ground rules to be en- 
forced, and if there are, he shall see that they are duly en- 
forced, provided they do not conflict with any of these Rules. 
He shall also ascertain whether the fence directly in tlie rear- 
of the Catcher's position is distant ninety feet from the Home 
Base. 

The Umpire shall not reverse his decision on any point of \ 
play upon the testimony of any player engaged in the game, or ^ 
upon the testimony of any bystander. ^S 

(2) It shall be the duty of the Umpire to decide whether the 
grounds are in proper condition, and the weather suitable for \ 

Rule 66. The Umpire shall not he changed during the prog- ** 
ress of a Match Game, except for reason of illness or inj ury. J 

Rule 67. Any League Umpire who shall be+mUBK& d of sell- 
ing, or offering to sell, a game of which he is Umpire, shall 
thereupon be removed from his official capacity and placed 
under the same disabilities inflicted on expelled players by the 
Constitution of the League. (See also Constitution, Sec- 
tion 42.) 

^ Rule 68. The Umpires Jurisdictions and Powers, in addi- 
tion to those specified in the preceding Rules, are: 

(1) The gentleman selected to fill the position of Umpire 
must keep constantly in mind the fact that upon his sound 
discretion and promptness in conducting the game, compelling 
players to observe the spirit as well as the letter of the Rules, 




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and enforcing each and every one of the Rules, largely de- 
pends the merit of the game as an exhibition, and the satisfac- 
tion of spectators therewith. He mast make his decisions dis- 
tinct and clear, remembering that every spectator is anxious to 
hear such decision. He must keep the contesting nines play- 
ing constantly from the commencement of the game to its 
termination, allowing such delays only as are rendered unavoid- 
able by accident, injury or rain. He must, until the comple- 
tion of the game, require the players of each side to promptly 
take their positions in the field as soon as the third hand is put 
out, and must require the first striker of the opposite side to be 
in his position at the bat as soon as the fielders are in their 
places. 

(2) The players of the side "at bat" must occupy the por- 
tion of the field allotted them, subject to the condition that they 
must speedily vacate any portion thereof that may be in the 
way of the ball, or any fielder attempting to catch or field it. 
The triangular space behind the Home Base is reserved for the 
exclusive use of the Umpire, Catcher and Batsman, and the 
Umpire must prohibit any player of the side "at bat*' from 
crossing the same at any time while the ball is in the hands 
of the Pitcher or Catcher, or is passing between them, while 
standing in their positions. 

(3) Section 9 of the League Constitution makes the League 
Umpire a member of the League. During the progress of a 
game he is the sole representative of the League, to see that 
the game is played and determined solely on its merits, and 
these Rules invest him with ample powers to accomplish this 
purpose. In the performance of his duties he must remember 
that his sole allegiance is due to the League. 

(4) The Umpire is master of the Field from the commence- 
ment to the termination of the game, and must compel the 
players to observe the provisions of all the Playing Rules, and 
he is hereby invested with authority to order any Player to do 
or omit to tfo any act, as he may deem it necessary to give force 
and effect to any and all of such provisions, and power to in- 
flict upon any player disobeying any such order a fine of not 
less than five nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and 
to impose a similar fine upon any player who shall use abusive, 
threatening or improper language to the Umpire, audience, or 
other player, and when the Umpire shall have so punished the 
player, he shall not have the power to revoke or remit the 
penalty so inflicted. (See League Contract, paragraph 11). 

(5) The Umpire shall at once notify the Captain of the 
offending player's side of the infliction of any fine herein pro- 
vided for, and the club to which sucn player belongs shall, 
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the League, within ten days transmit the amount of such fine 
to the Secretary of the League. 

(6) In case the Umpire imposes a fine on a player, or de- 
clares a game forfeited, he shall transmit a written notice 
thereof to the Secretary of the League within twenty-four 
hours thereafter; and if he shall fail to do so, he shall forfeit 
his position as League Umpire, and shall forever thereafter be 
ineligible to umpire any League game. 

Rule 69. For the special benefit of the patrons of the 
game, and because the offenses specified are under his im- 
mediate jurisdiction, and not subject to appeal by players, the 
attention of the Umpire is particularly directed to possible 
violations of the purpose and spirit of the Rules, of the fol- 
lowing character: 

1. Laziness or loafing of players in taking their places in 
the field, or those allotted them by the Rules when their side is 
at the bat, and especially any failure to keep the bats in the 
racks provided for them;" to be ready (two men) to take posi- 
tion as Batsmen, and to remain upon the Players' Bench, 
except when otherwise required by the Rules. 

2. Any attempt by players of the side at bat, by calling to a 
fielder, other than the one designated by his Captain, to field a 
ball, or by any other equally disreputable means seeking to 
disconcert a fielder. 

3. Indecent or improper language addressed by a player to 
the audience, the Umpire, or any player. 

In any of these cases the Umpire should promptly fine the 
offending player. 

4. The Rules make a marked distinction between hindrance 
of an adversary in fielding a batted or a thrown ball. This has 
been done to rid the game of the childish excuses and claims 
formerly made by a Fielder failing to hold a ball to put out a 
IJ.-ise Runner, but there may be cases of a Base Runner so 
flagrantly violating the spirit of the Rules and of the Game in 
obstructing a Fielder from fielding a thrown ball, that it would 
become the duty of the Umpire, not only to declare the Base 
Runner "out" *(and to compel any succeeding Base Runners 
to hold their bases), hut also to impose a heavy fine upon him. 
For example: If the Base Runner plainly stake the ball while 
passing him, to prevent its being caught by a Fielder : if he 
hold a Fielder's arms so as to disable him from catching the 
ball, or if he knock the Fielder down with his fist for the same 
purpose. 

5. In the case of a " Block," if the person not engaged in 
the game should retain possession of the ball, or throw, or kick 
it beyond the reach of the Fielders the Umpire should call 



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"Time/' and require each Base Runner to stop at the last base 
touched by him, until the ball be returned to the Pitcher, stand- 
ing in his position. 

6. The Umpire must call "Play" at the exact time adver- 
tised for beginning a game, and any player not then ready to 
take the position allotted him, must be promptly fined by the 
Umpire. 

7. The Umpire is only allowed, by the Rules, to call 
M Time " in case of an accident to himself or a player, or in 
case of rain, as defined by the Rules. The practice of players 
suspending the game to discuss or contest a decision with the 
Umpire, is a gross violation of the Rules, and the Umpire 
should promptly fine any player who interrupts the game in 
this manner. 

CLASS VII. 

Scoring. 



Rule 70. In Order to Promote Uniformity in Scoring 
Championship Games, the following instructions, suggestions 
and definitions are made for the benefit of scorers of League 
clubs, and they are required to make the scores mentioned in 
Section 67 of the League Constitution in accordance therewith 

m 

Batting. 

(1) The first item in the tabulated score, after the player's 
name and position, shall be the number of times he has been 
at bat during the game. Any time or times where the player 
has been sent to base on called balls shall not be included in 
this column. 

(2) In the second column should be set down the runs made 
by each player. 

(3) In the third column should be placed the first base hits 
made by each player. A base hit should be scored in the 
following cases. 

When the ball from the bat strikes the ground between the 
foul lines, and out of reach of the fielders. 

When a hit is partially or wholly stopped by a fielder in 
motion, but such player cannot recover himself in time to 
handle the ball before the striker reaches First Base. 

When the ball is hit so sharply to an infielder that he cannot 
handle it in time to put out a man. In case of doubt over this 
class of hits, score a base hit and exempt fielder from the 
charge of an error. 

When a ball is hit so slowly toward a fielder that he cannot 
handle it in time to put out a man, 



PLAYING UUI.ES. 



43 



(4) In the fourth column should be placed to the credit of 

each player the total bases made by him off his hits. 

Fielding. 

(5) The number of opponents put out by each player shall 
be set down in the fifth column. Where a striker is given out 
by the Umpire for a foul strike, or because he struck out of 
his turn the put-out shall be scored to the Catcher, 

(6) The number of times the player assists shall be set 
down in the sixth column. An assist should be given to each 
player who handles the ball in a run-out or other play of the 
kind. 

An assist should be given to a player who makes a play in 
time to put a runner out, even if the player who should com- 
plete the play fails, through no fault of the player assisting. 

And generally an assist should be given to each plaver who 
handles the ball from the time it leaves the bat until it reaches 
the player who makes the put-out, or in case of a thrown ball, 
to each player who throws or handles it cleanly, and in such a 
way that a put-out results or would result if no error were 
made by the receiver. 

In the summary of the game should be credited to the 
pitcher the number of times a batsman fails to hit the ball on 
the third strike. 

(7) An error should be given for each misplay nhich allows 
the striker or base-runner to make one or more bases, when 
perfect play would have insured his being put out. 

An error should be given to the pitcher when the batsman is 
given first base on ' 'called balls. 7 ' 

In scoring errors off batted balls, see (3) of this rule. 



1 



CLASS VIII. 

CONSTRUCTION AND AMENDMENTS. 

Rule 71. No section of these Rules shall be construed as 
conflicting with or affecting any article of the Constitution of 
the League. 

Rule 72. No Amendment or change of any of these Rules 
shall be made, except in the manner provided in the Constitu- 
tion of the League. 



44 



SPECIAL MEETINGS 



Meeting of the Board of Directors of the " National 
League of Professional Base Ball Clubs" held at 
the Riggs House, Washington, D. C, Tuesday, 
Nov. 20, 1883. 

Meeting called to order by the Chairman at 8 p. m. 

Present : 

Mr. A. G. Mills, Chairman, and Messrs. A. G. Spalding, 
A. J. Reach, A. H. Soden, and Hon. W. G. Thompson, 
Directors. 

The Secretary presented a tabular statement of champion- 
ship games won and lost during the season of 1S83, showing 
the Boston Club to have won the greatest number. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Boston Base Ball Association of 
Boston, Mass., having won the greatest number of games in 
the championship series, is hereby awarded the League 
Championship of the United States for the year 1883. 

The report of the Treasurer was received and accepted. 

Mr. N. E. Young was re-elected Secretary. 

On motion adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock a, m. on the 
following day. 

,* Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1S83. 

Meenfil^lled to order by the Chairman at 11 o'clock a. m. 
No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

(Signed) A. G. Mills, Chairman. 

" A. G. Spalding, "] 
" A. H. Soden, „. . 

A. J. Reach, \ Directors 

" W.G.Thompson, J 

Annual Meeting of the National League of Profes- 
sional Base Ball Clubs held at the Riggs House, 
Washington, D. C, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1883. 

Meeting called to order bv Mr. A. G. Mills, President, at 
12 o'clock M. 

The following named gentlemen presented their credentials; 
C. II. Bulkley, representing the Cleveland B. B. Ass'n. 
Geo. W. Howe, " « 

Hon. W. G. Thompson " 
A. II. Soden " 

A. J. Chase " 

J. Edward Allen " 

Henry T. Root " 

Josiaii Jewett " Buffalo " Club. 

Geo. II. Hughson (t *« « 



Detroit 

Boston 

u 

Providence 
Buffalo 



1 



OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, 4:8 

A. J. Reach representing the Philadelphia Ball Club 

Jno. I. Rogers " *' 

J no. B. Day u New York 

Chas. T. Dillingham " " 

A. G. Spalding u Chicago 

Jno. A. Brown *' " 

On motion, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting 
was dispensed with. 

The report of the Board of Directors was received and 
accepted. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended for 
the purpose of receiving the report of the Arbitration Com- 
mittee, which was duly presented by Mr. A. G. Mills, 
Chairman. 

Mr. Thompson moved to amend by striking out all refer- 
ence in report to the North Western Association. Lost. 

The report of the Arbitration Committee was, on motion* 
adopted, and the President was duly authorized to sign the 
agreement on behalf of the League. 

The meeting next proceeded to consider amendments to 
the Constitution, which, as amended, was adopted as follows: 

(See Constitution.) 

On motion adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., on the 
following day. 

Thursday, Nov. 22, 1S83. 

Meeting called to order at 10 o'clock A. m., and proceeded to 
consider "amendments to the Playing Rules, which, as 
amended, were adopted as follows: 

(See Playing Rules.) 

Mr. A. G. Mills was unanimously re-elected President 
of the League. 

The following named gentlemen were elected, with the 
President, to constitute the " Board of Directors" for the 
ensuing year, namely : 

A. G. Spalding, Hon. W. G, Thompson, A. J. Reach, 
and J. Edward Allen. 

Committees were appointed as follows: 

On Uniforms — Messrs. Howe, Day and Reach. 

On Printing — Messrs. Root, HUGHSON and Allen. 

On motion, the publication of the League Book was left in 
the hands of the Secretary. 

The contract for furnishing balls for the use of League 
Clubs for three years was duly awarded to Messrs. A. G. 
Spalding & Bros., of Chicago, 111. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to furnish League 
Cluhs all balls required for their use at the rate of fifteen 
dollars per dozen. 



46 



SPECIAL MEETINGS 



Mr. Day moved that the Schedule Committee consist of 
three, and be elected by this meeting. Carried. 

Messrs. A. G. Spalding, A. H. Soden and Jno. B. Day, 
were duly elected a committee to prepare a Schedule for 1884. 

The Secretary was instructed to notify the American 
Association of the election of Schedule Committee, and to 
invite the Schedule Committee of their Association to meet 
and confer with them. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved \ That the next annual meeting of the League be 
held in New York City. 

Resolved \ That the President is hereby empowered to re- 
convene this Annual Meeting, or to call a Special Meeting in 
Buffalo, N. Y., at any time in the month of March, 18S4, 

The Committee on Uniforms reported in favor of each club 
retaining its present uniforms. Report accepted. 

The Committee on Printing reported that they were unable 
to make a report at this meeting, and asked for further time. 
The report was accepted, and the Committee empowered to 
receive proposals and to make contract at any time before the 
spring meeting. 

The following resolution was offered, and action deferred 
until the spring meeting: 

Resolved, That no Club shall, at any time, employ or enter 
into contract with any of the reserved players who shall, while 
reserved to such Club, contract and play with any other Club. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to write to the 
Committee of the Union League P. B. B. Association, 
stating that this League was pleased^ to meet them, and had 
taken under consideration, in its legislation, the views ex- 
pressed by them during their visit to this body, and that the * 
League had found it impracticable to co-operate, or to make 
;.ny mutual arrangement with them, as it could not be done 
without conflicting with engagements already entered into 
with other Associations. 

A communication received from certain players of the 
Ft. Wayne B, B. Club was referred to the Board of Directors. 

No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

(Signed), A. G. MILLS, 

N. E YOUNG, President, 

Secretary. 

Special Meeting of the National League of Profes. 

sional Base Ball Clubs held at "The Genessee," 

Buffalo, N. Y. Tuesday, March 4, 1SS4. 
The following delegates were present: 
,i. G. Spalding, representing the Chicago Ball Club. 



/no. I. 
Harry 



Rogers, } 
Wright, \ 



Philadelphia u 







OF THE 


NATIONAL LEAGUE. 47* 


Jno. B. Day, representing the New York Ball Club 


Josiah Jewett, j 
Spencer Clinton, ) 
A. II. Soden, 


" " Buffalo B. B. a 
« ki Boston " Ass'n 


H. T. Root, ) 
J. E. Allen, j 


a m Providence a " 


Geo. VV. Howe, 


« " Cleveland " " 


Jno. C. Chapman, 


a « Detroit " " 



Meeting called to order by President Mills, at 10:15 a. m. 

The committee appointed to prepare a schedule for the sea- 
son of 18S4 submitted their report, which was unanimously 
adopted. 

On motion special meeting adjourned. 

A re-convened annual meeting of the National League was 
called to order by the President at 12 M< 

On motion the reading of the minutes of the previous meet- 
ing were dispensed with. 

The meeting proceeded to consider amendments to the play- 
ing rules, which, as amended, were adopted as follows (see 
playing rules). 

The following resolution was adopled : 

Resolved, That no League Club shall, at any time, employ or 
enter into contract with any of its reserved players, who shall, 
while reserved to such club, play with any other club. 

Messrs, Day and Reach were appointed a committee to 
confer with William Williams in relation to his base indica- 
tor and patent improved bat. 

Mrssrs. A. G. Mills, N. E. Young and Jno. B. Day were 
appointed as members of the Arbitration Committee to represent 
the League, 

On motion the forms submitted by President Mills in rela- 
tion to the National Agreement were unanimously approved. 

The form of League contract recommended by the commit- 
tee was adopted. 

On motion the thanks of the League were unanimously 
tendered to the officers of the Buffalo Club for their very gen- 
erous and hospitable treatment 

No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 
(Signed) A. G. MILLS, 

N. E. YOUNG, President. 

Secretary, 



mm 



48 



LEAGUE CLUBS FOR 



1884. 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 

The following is an official list of the Officers of the Nation- 
al League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, and Officers, and 
Players of Clubs, members thereof, for the season of 1S84, so 
far "as completed, March S, 1S84. 

A. G. MILLS, President, No. 92 Liberty St., New York City. 
N. E. YOUNG, Secretary, P. O. Box 536, Washington, D. 
C Telegrams to Second Auditor's Office. 

DIRECTORS. 

A. G. "Mills, Chairman. 

A. G. Spalding, Chicago, 111. 

A.J. Reach, Philadelphia, Pa. 

W. G. Thompson, Detroit, Mich. 

T. Edward Allen, Providence; R. I. 

BOSTON BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF BOSTON, 
MASS. 



H. Soden, President, 
No. 116 Water St. 



Whitney, J. E. 
Wise, S. W. 
Burdock, J. J. 
Crowley, Wm. M. 
Hackett, M. M. 



Horning, Joseph 
Buffinten, C. G. 
Mines, Michael 
Barrett, Martin 
Gunning, Thos. 



J. Chase, Treasurer, 

No. 33 Pearl St. 
Annis, Win. P. 
Sutton, E. B. 
Moriarty, Eugene 
Morrill, J. F, 
Manning, Jas. H. 



BUFFALO BASE BALL CLUB, OF BUFFALO, N. Y 
Josiah Jewett, President, 



I lagan, Arthur F. 
Lillie, las. J. 
Force, D. W. 
White, J. L. 
Rowe,J. C. 



Geo. H. 1 1 ugh son, Secretary, 

No. 11 White Building. 
Serad, Wm. T. Myers, Geo. D. 

Collins, Chas. Eggler, David 

Galvin,J. F. Brouthers, D. 

Richardson, II. O'Rourke, Jas. 



CHICAGO BALL CLUB, OF CHICAGO, ILL. 



A. G. Spalding, President, 
No. 108 Madison St. 



Anson, A. C. 
Gore, Geo. F. 
Flint, F. S. 
Pfeffer, Fred. 
Depongher, M. 
Young, Douglas 



Lee, Thos. F. 
Williamson, E. N 
Dalrymple, A. 
Sunday, Wm. 
Goldsmith, F. E. 



J no. A. Brown, Secretary, 

No. 108 Michigan Ave. 



Crosbv, Geo. W 
Kelly, M. J. 

Burns, Thos. E. 
Whitelcy, Guerdon 
Kinzic, Walter H. 



Graham, Harry W. Corcoran, L. 



SB 



LEAGUE CLUBS FOR 18S4. 



49 



CLEVELAND BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF 
CLEVELAND, O. 

C. II. Buckley, President, (Letters to G. W. Howie, V. Pres.) 



No, 6 House Block. 
Hotaling, P. J. Muldoon, M. 

Glasscock, John W 
Moffitt, L. R. 
Evans, Jacob 
Iloyle, Jno. R. 
Smith, II. W. 



Briody, Chas. 
McConnick, J as. 
Drake, Lyman D. 
Arundel, Harry 
Evensen, Chas. II 



Phillips, W. B. 
Harkins, Jno. J. 
McGuire, Jas. 
Mulholland,D.W. 
Ardncr, Jos. H. 



DETROIT BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF DE- 
TROIT, MICH. 

I low W. G. Thompson, President, No. 206 Randolph St. 
John C. Chapman, Manager. 



H anion, Edward 
Wood, Fred. L. 
Wcidman, Geo. E. 
Metnke, Frank W. 
Gciss, Win. 



Shaw, Fred L. 
Farrell, Joseph. F. 



Wood, Geo. A. 
Richardson, A. L. 



Maxwell, Chas. S. Bennett, C. W. 



Prince, W. F. 
Walker, Walter S. 



Scott, Milton. P. 



PROVIDENCE BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OP 
PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Henry T. Root, President. J. Edward Allen, V. Pres. y 

P. O. Box ?j. 
Nava, Vincent Denny, Jeremiah Irwin, Arthur A. 

Sweencv Chas. Radbourne, Chas. Farrell, Jno. 

Carroll/Cliff. Start, Joseph Bancroft F. C. 

Hines Paul A. Gilligan, B. Radford, Paul R. 

Jones, J. A. Murray, M. J. 



NEW YORK BASE BALL CLUB OF NEW YORK 
CITY. 



Jno. B. Day, President y No. 121 Maiden Lane. 

Creeden, Dennis Jones Chas. F, Connor, Rodger 

Trov, Jno. Clapp, J no. E. 

Tarbox, D. N. Griffin, Tobias C. 

Kennedy, M. J. Dorgan, M. C. 

McKinnon, A. Wclcli, M. 



Ewing, Win. 
Caskin, Edward J. 
Richardson, Daniel 
Gillespie, P. 



50 



LEAGUE CLUBS FOR iSSzj., 



PHILADELPHIA BALL CLUB, OF PHILADELPHIA 
PENN, 

A. J. Reach, Prcmhnt, j NO , I. Rogers, Sitn (ary. 

Harry Wright, Manager, 17 10 Oxford St. 



Coleman, J. F 
Mulvey, J. H. 
Manning, J. E. 
McClellan, W. H. 
Daniels, Lawrence 
Crowley, J no. 
Do n acinic, Jas. 
In graham, Chas. 
Partrick, Geo. 



Ringo, F. C. 
Remsen, J. J. 
Ferguson, C. J 
Ford, E. L. 
Heallv, Jas. J. 
Cahilljno. F. 
Vinton, Wm. M. 
Allen, Hezekiah 



Farrar, S. D, 
Andrews, Geo. Ed. 
Pureed, W. A. 

Chatfield, W. N. 
Knight, Joe W. 
Fogarty, Jas. 
Waring, Sam'l F. 
Reillv, Chas. E. 



HEC011D OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



51 



RECORD OP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 

Since the Formation of the League in 

1876. to and Including 1883. 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1876. 



Chicago — 

Hartford.. . 
St. Louis.... 

Boston 

Louisville.. 

Mutual 

Athletic. .. 
Cincinnati. 



Games Lost. . 



11 



B6 



45 



66 



514 





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52 

47 
45 
39 
30 
21 
14 
9 

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LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1877. 



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10 
5 


6 

10 
8 
8 


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48 

48 
48 


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17 
20 
24 







31 

28 
24 


Louisvillo 


4 
5 
8 

2 


Hartford 


2 


4 




4 


is 


29 


.19 


St. Louis 

Chicago 


4 


7 


8 




48 


30 


16 


Games Lost • • 


17 


SO 


24 


2!) 


30 


240 


120 


120 



52 LEAGUK CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1878. 













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60 
60 


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27 
30 


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6 

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6 
9 

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8 
10 
6 


10 
4 

10 
8 


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8 
8 

10 


41 


Cincinnati 


6 
6 
4 


37 
S3 


Providence 


Chicago 


30 




9 


8 


3 


4 




8 


60 


36 


24 




1 


4 


4 


2 


4 




60 


45 


15 






Games Lost 


19 


23 


27 


30 


36 


45 


360 


180 


18o 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1879. 





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6 


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7 


6 


10 


8 


10 


6 


78 


83 


55 


Boston 


4 
5 


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4 


9 

6 


7 
3 


10 
8 


11 
8 


4 
6 


78 
76 


29 
32 


49 




44 
4-4 


Buffalo 


6 
2 


3 
5 


6 

8 


"'3 


7 


8 
8 


11 
9 


3 
3 


76 

74 


32 
86 


Cincinnati 


38 


Cleveland 


4 


2 


4 


4 


4 




5 


1 


77 


58 


94 


Troy City 


2 


1 


3 


1 


,2 


6 




4 


75 


56 


19 







2 


o 


3 


3 


5 


2 




42 

576 


27 
288 


15 






Games Lost 


23 


29 


32 


32 


36 


53 


56 


27 


288 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1880 





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84 
83 
83 
81 
82 
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17 
32 
37 
12 
13 
44 
58 
59 

332 


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9 

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5 
6 
5 
2 
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8 
9 

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6 
5 

3 
3 

37 


10 
7 
9 

i 
1 

42 


10 
6 
6 
5 

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9 
3 

43 


9 

7 
7 
5 
8 

5 

44 


11 
10 
9 
11 
3 
9 
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58 


10 
10 

,:: 

8 
7 
5 

59 


67 
52 
47 


Providence 


3 
4 
2 

2 
3 
1 
2 

17 


Cleveland 


Troy City 


41 


Worcester 


40 


Boston 


40 


Buffalo 


24 
21 


Cincinnati 


Games Lost 


332 



RECORD OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 58 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1881. 





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7 


7 
5 


7 
8 
9 


8 
6 
3 


10 
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8 


6 
9 
1 


9 
9 
6 


55 


Providence 


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5 


47 


Buffalo 


45 


Detroit 


5 

4 


4 
6 


3 

9 


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7 


8 
5 


4 
6 


7 
4 


84 
84 


43 
45 
45 
48 
50 


41 


Troy City 


39 




2 
6 
3 


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8 
8 


4 
5 
5 


4 
5 
5 


7 
6 

8 


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84 
82 


38 




36 


Worcester ' 


32 








28 


37 


38 


43 


45 


45 


48 


50 


068 


834 


334 





LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1882. 







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9 



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Ph 

8 

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6 
4 
3 
3 
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32 




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6 
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39 


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41 


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9 
10 
11 

7 
11 

9 

9 

66 


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84 
84 
8-1 
84 
82 

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84 
668 


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29 
32 
39 
39 
40 
41 
48 
66 

334 


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Providence 


4 
6 
6 
3 
4 
3 
3 

29 


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Buffalo 


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BoHton 


45 


Cleveland 


42 


Detroit 

Troy Citv 


42 

35 




18 




834 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1883. 



Boston 

Chicago 

Providence... 

Cleveland 

Buffalo 

New York . . . 

Detroit 

Philadelphia. 



1SS3. 



Games Lost. 



35 39 40 42 45 50 5S 81 390 



t> P3 



IOI4 

9 

:: 



54 



HATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS. 



BATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN PART IN 

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR THREE OR 

MORE SEASONS. 

13*7© to 1883, Botli. IXLclVLsiTre. 



NAME. 





3 
o 

3 


95 

a 








ceo 


o . 


^j 








"d 


03 






- a3 


o >» 


CQ 


<D 




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tg 


n 




,5 


P H 








g 


a 


i 




tf 


"A 


fe 


S 


s 


1 


8 


569 


2,418 


860 


2 


4 


285 


1,209 


417 


3 


4 


342 


1,441 


473 


4 


3 


171 


784 


252 


5 


5 


383 


1,633 


522 


6 l 


6 


456 


2,076 


655 


8 


$37 


2,278 


718 


7 


8 


598 


2,(1!).-) 


843 


•} 


8 


603 


2,655 


822 


4 


224 


1,032 


319 


9 


8 


558 


2,493 


762 


10 


4 


334 


1,450 


437 


11 


6 


479 


2,068 


620 


13 


4 


271 


1,163 


347 


13 


4 


248 


1,085 


318 


14 


4 


221 


874 


252 


15 


3 


230 


938 


268 


•} 


5 


303 


1,296 


368 


5 


343 


1,352 


384 


17 


4 


347 


1,425 


402 


«l 


7 


521 


2,137 


602 


5 


414 


1,750 


493 


19 


4 


299 


1,240 


317 


20[ 


8 


60 J 


2,439 


676 


3 


222 


954 


265 


| 


4 


336 


1,440 


398 


21V 


4 


332 


1,383 


383 


f 


3 


229 


950 


263 


m\ 


7 
6 


398 

m 


1,688 
1,700 


465 

468 


23 


8 


575 


2,356 


647 


-1 


3 


239 


1,041 


284 


5 


402 


1,742 


475 


25 


5 


425 


1,799 


488 


26 


4 


261 


1068 


289 




8 


566 


2,291 


617 


27 ■ 


8 


538 


2,209 


596 


3 


85 


378 


102 




6 


473 


1,919 


525 


28 


5 


377 


1,627 


437 



3 

8 3 



o< 



Adrian O. Anson 
Dennis Brouthers . 

Rodger Connor 

Calvin A. McVey., 
Geo . F, Gore 

A. Dalrymple 

James L. White... 

Paul A Ilines 

James O'Rourke., 
Roscoe C. Barnes.. 

Joseph Start 

Fred. Dunlap 

M.J. Kelly 

Chas. W.Jones.... 
L. P. Dicker son... 

B. M. Gross 

J. E. Whitney 

C.J. Foley 

Chas. W. Bennett 

Thomas Burns 

Geo. Shaffer 

H. Richardson 

J. C. Rowe 

- J no. F.Morrill... . 

Wm. Bwing 

Geo. A. Wood 

P. Gillespie 

Martin J. Powell. . . 

Jno. E. Clapp . 

Jno. A. Peters.... 
kE. B. Sutton 

II. 1). Stovey 

Jno. Farrell 

Joseph llornung.. 

Wm. M. Crowley., 

Thomas York 

Robert Ferguson... 

James Hallira an.., 
^ B. N. Williamson. 

Wm. A.Purcell.... 



.355 — 
.344 — 

.328 

.321 

.319- 

.315- 

.315— 

.312- 

.309 — 

.309 

.305 — 

.301 

.21*9 

.298 

.293 

.288 

.285 

.284 

.284 

.282 

.281 

.281- 

.279 

.277 

.277- 

.276 — 

.276 

.276 

.275 

.275 

.274 

.272 * 

.272 ILL 

.271 ^ 

.270 — 

.269 

.269 



.268 • 



BATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS. 



BATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS— Continued. 



NAME 


§ 


m 

a 
o 

CO 
03 

h& 

6 ' 
p 


00 


3 

O . 

o >, 

& 
p 
& 


« 
"3 

CD 

a 


01 

S 

en 

W 

CO 

E 


co 

CO 

eg 

a ** 

M 

<v 

ft 


P. J. HotaUng 


29 

30 | 

* 

32 } 

33 

34 

35 

86 

"} 

38 
39 

40 I 

4 

42 

43 
44 

•} 

46 | 

47 

48 

49 [ 
50 

u] 

52 
53 
54 

56 [ 

56 
57 


5 
5 
3 
3 

5 

5 

8 

4 . 

4 

5 

4 

3 

5 

3 

6 

5 

7 

4 

4 

4 

4 

8 

4 

6 

3 

5 

5 

3 

4 

4 

4 

3 

3 

4 

5 

4 

6 

5 

li 

3 

5 

6 

8 

5 


413 
419 
98 
143 
415 
252 
593 
203 
314 
304 
238 
151 
330 
266 
451 
307 
416 

m 

275 
323 
257 
242 
223 
453 
163 
240 
271 
155 
269 
178 
304 

81 
168 
2*J5 
224 
179 
836 
367 
344 

69 
292 
372 
187 
325 


1,781 

1,744 

371 

603 

1,668 

l,04-» 

2,505 

917 

1,384 

1,299 

968 

593 

1,357 

1,038 

1,794 

1415 

1,718 

1,289 

1,151 

1.309 

1,097 

974 

848 

1,916 

635 

965 

1,155 

(>09 

1,113 

737 

1,241 

315 

662 

962 

885 

:\s 

1,319 
1,124 
1,336 

286 
1,150 
1,459 

540 
1,250 


474 
456 

97 
157 
4U 
270 
650 
237 
332 
334 
248 
152 
346 
265 
457 
358 
433 
325 
291 
329 
276 
245 
212 
477 
157 
233 
279 
147 
268 
177 
297 

75 
157 
228 
212 
169 
311 
332 
311 

66 
263 
333 
123 
279 


.266 


W. 11. Phillips 


.261 


Philip Powers 


.261 


Timothy Murnan 

J. W. Glasscock 


.260 
.260 


Lewis J. Brown 


.259 


Jno J. Burdock.,.. 


.259 


Andrew J. Leonard 


.258 




.258 




.257 


J. Lee Richmond 

M. J. Kennedy 


.256 
.255 


J. J Gerhardt. 


.255 


Jeremiah Denny 


.255 


F. S. Flint 

Geo. Wright 


.254 
.253 


J. P. CaBsidy 


.253 


S.P. Houck 

Jno. Manning.. 

Edward II anion 


.252 

.252 
.251 


Thomas Carey 


.251 


Chas. Kadbourne . 

M, Welch 


.251- 

.250 


Jno. M. Ward 


.248 


Frank Larkin 

Jno. J. Eemsen 


.247 
.241 


M, H McGeary 


.241 


F. J. R. Warner .. 


.211 


Alonzo Knight 

David Eggler 


.240 
.240 


K. J Caskins 


.239 


Douglas Allison 


.238 


W. IS. Foley 


.237 


Wm. L. Hairne 


.237 


W. A. Ilarbidge 


.236 


F. E. Goldsmith 

Geo. W . Bradley 


.235 
.235 


Jacob Evans 


.233 


•Jiuim'h Mr< 'onnick 


.232 


Jno. Nelson 


.229 


TIiob. II. Bond 


.228 


Jos. L. Quest 


228 


S. W.Trott 


.227 


James F. Galvin 


.223 



m 



■ 



56 BATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS. 

BATTING AVERAGES OF PLAYERS-Continued. 






NAME. 



Chaa. Riley 

F. II. Corey. 

- Jno. Richmond .. ., 

- Chaa. N. Snyder 

W. W. Carpenter.../ 

- Frank Ilanldneon . . . .' 

- Lawrence Corcoran . . 
-Geo. Creamer........ 

- David \V. Force 
~W.II. Holbert 

- W. H. McCIellan 

B. Gilligan 

Geo. H. T)erby. 

-Rob't Matthews. 

A. J. Buahong 

Geo. E. Weidman. . . 
W. II. White 



58 
59 

«oi 

Ul 
62 
63 
64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 



B 



B 

O . 



109 I 

151 

158 



341 

224 
308 
505 
286 
189 
252 
112 
177 
242 
144 
188- 



409 
587 
618 



306 1,196 
220 



1,297 

899 

1.139 

1,989 

1,066 

780 

942 

433 

688 

864 

560 

683 



91 
130 

136 

264 
194 
281 
193 
243 
416 
221 
161 
188 
86 
135 
161 
101 
100 



«- few 



« a3 



.221 
.220 
.220 

.218 
.216- 
.214 ■ 
.213 

.209 - 

.207 

.206- 

.199- 

.198 

.196 

.186- 

.180- 

.146 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. g 

Record of Championship Games Played during the 
Season of 1883. 



Bate, 

1883. 



May 1 
1 
1 

1 

2 
2 
2 

3 
3 



Names of Contestants. 



Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vs. Providence 
New York vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. Providence 
<( a 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Chicago 

New York vs. Boston 

" vs. Providence 

Philadelphia vs. Boston 

tt it 

New York vs. Providence ... 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

, (i it 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

New York vs. Providence. . . 

Philadelphia vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

Cleveland vs. Providence 

(t ff 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. New York 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia.... 

Detroit vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Providence ... 

Buffalo vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia 

New York 

Cleveland vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Philadelphia .... 

U II 

Buffalo vs. Providence ....!. 

Chicago vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Boston 

tt .i 

Chicago vs. New York 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Philadelphia 

" New York 

M Providence 



Where 
Plated. 



Cleveland.. 
Detroit 

Philad'phia 
New York. 

Detroit.... 

Cleveland.. 

Philad'phia 
tt 

Cleveland.. 

Detroit .... 

New York. 

tt 

Philad'phia 

New York, 

Chicago .. , 

Buffalo .... 

tt 

Chicago ... 
New York, 
Philad'phh 
Buffalo .... 
Chicago ... 
Cleveland. . 
u 

Chicago ... 
Buffalo 
Detroit.... 
Chicago ... 
Detroit.... 
Cleveland.. 
Buffalo .... 
Chicago . . . 
tt 

Cleveland.. 

Buffalo .... 

Detroit.... 

f i 

Buffalo .... 
Chicago ... 
Cleveland., 

Chicago . . , 
Buffalo .... 
Detroit..., 



Winning 
Club. 



Cleveland.. 
Detroit .... 
Providence 
New York. 

Chicago . .. 
Buffalo 

Providence 
k 

Cleveland.. 
Chicago .. 
New York. 
Pi ovidence 

Boston 

tt 

Providence 
Detroit.... 
Buffalo .... 
Cleveland.. 
Detroit .... 
Providence 
Boston .... 
Buffalo.... 
Detroit.... 
Cleveland.. 
Providence 
Chicago ... 
Buffalo.... 
Detroit .... 
Chicago ... 
Detroit .... 
Cleveland.. 

Boston 

Philad'phia 
Chicago . .. 
Cleveland. 

Buffalo 

Philad'phia 
Detroit.... 
Providence 
Chicago . .. 
Cleveland.. 

Chicago ... 
Providence 
Detroit .... 
New York. 
Detroit.... 



IiUNS 

Scored. 



bo 

H 

is 



7 

4 

7 

3 

5 

3 

4 

24 

3 

10 

10 

11 

11 

5 

3 

"1 

5 

7 

14 

20 

C 

17 
5 
2 
11 
12 
12 
6 
3 9 
-4 
16 
12 
8 
2 
5 
4 
11 
9 
6 
6 
11 
15 
13 
1-.' 
11 
7 



4 
4 
3 
5 

8 


1 
6 
1 
1 
9 
3 

10 
3 
1 
2 
4 
4 

2 
8 
2 

2 
1 
9 
4 
1 
1 
5 
2 
5 
1 

1 

4 
3 
10 



58 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Record of Championship Games. —Continued. 



D\TE f 

1883. 



Names op Contestants 



Where 
Played. 



Winning 
Club. 



c a • 



Runs 
Scored. 



May 11* 
19 



Chicago vs. Boston 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo ve. New York 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. Providence 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia 
14 New York.. 

Chicago ve. Providence 

Detroit vs . Boston 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia . . 

Cleveland vs. New York .., 

Chicago vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Providence 

Detroit, vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia ... 
Philadelphia vs. Chicago. . 

Boston vs. Cleveland 

Buffalo.. 

Providence ve. Buffalo 
Providence vs. Cleveland. . 

New York vs. Detroit 

<t a 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago.. 
Providence vs. Cleveland . . 
New York vs. Detroit 

If t« 

Boston vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Cleveland.. 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago.. 

" " Detroit.... 

Boston vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Cleveland.. 

New York vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Detroit 

New York vs. Chicago 

Boston vs. Cleveland 

u it 

New York vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. Detroit.... 
(i tt 

Boston vs. Cleveland ., 

Providence vs. Buffalo 
New York vs. Chicago . ... . 

" Buffalo 

Boston vs. Detroit , 



Chicago . .. 

Cleveland,. 

Buffalo 

Chicago ... 

Detroit .... 

Cleveland. . 

Chicago ... 

Detroit .... 

Buffalo .... 
tt 

Cleveland,. 
Chicago ... 
Detroit .... 
Chicago ... 

Detroit 

Buffalo 

Philad'phia 
u 

Boston 

Providence 

K 

New York. 

it 

Philad'phia 

Providence 

New York. 

<t 

Boston 

Providence 
Philad'phia 

(( 

Boston 

Providence 
New York. 
Providence 

New York. 
Boston 

New York, 

Providence' 

Philad'phia 

tt 

Boston 

Providence 

New York 

tt 

Boston 



Chicago ... 

Pnilnd'phia 

Buffalo 

Chicago ... 

Detroit.... 
Cleveland.. 

tt 

Providence 
Detroit ... 
Buffalo 

Cleveland.. 
Providence 
Detroit . . . 
Chicago . 

Boston 

Philad'phia 

Chicago... 

tt 

Boston 

tt 

Providence 
Cleveland.. 
Detroit ... 
New York. 
Chicago ... 
Cleveland.. 
New York, 
tt 

Buffalo 

Providence 
Chicago ... 
Detroit.... 

Boston 

Cleveland.. 
New York. 
Providence 
Detroit... 
Chicago ... 

Boston 

Cleveland.. 
New York. 
Providence 
Detroit.... 
Philad'phia 

Boston 

Providence 
New York. 

Buffalo 

Boston .... 



4 

10 
7 
4 

19 
6 
8 
1 
9 
5 
8 
4 
4 
9 
8 
8 

10 
3 



10 



in 



14 
10 
10 

6 
20 

G 

12 
16 
11 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



59 



Record of Championship Games. — Continued. 



Date, 

1883. 



Juno 



Names of Contestants. 



Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 
Providence vs. Chicago — 
Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 

New York vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Chicago. . . . 
Boston vs Detroit 

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 
New York vs. Buffalo...... 

Providence vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 

New York vs. Buffalo , 

Boston vs. Detroit. , 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. ... 

Boston ve. Chicago 

New York vs. Cleveland.. . 

Providence vs. Detroit 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. . .. 

Boston vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. Detroit 

New York vb. Cleveland. ... 
it « 

Boston vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. Detroit 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. . . . 
** '*.... 

Providence vs. Detroit. 

"New York... 
Boston vs. Philadelphia 

it u 

Providence vs. New York. 
Cleveland vs. Detroit, , 

Boston vs. New York , 

Buffalo vs. Chicago. 

Providence vs. Philadelphii 
«i ii 

Boston vs. New York 

Buffalo vs. Chicago , 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 

" " Chicago 

Providence vs. New York. 
Boston vs. Philadelphia. .. 
Buffalo vs. Detroit 

ii ii 

Boston vs. Philadelphia.. . 
Providence ve. New York. 
Boston " M 

Buffalo vs. Detroit 

Cleveland vs. Chicago. .... 



Wiiere 
Plated. 



Philad'phia 
Providence 
Philad'phia 
New York. 
Providence 
Boston 



Philad'phia 

New York. 

Providence 

ii 

Philad'phia 
New York 

Boston 

Philad'phia 
Boston.. 
New York, 
Providence 
Philad'phia 

Boston 

Providence 
New York. 



Boston 

Providence 

Philad'phia 

u 

Providence 



Boston. 



Providence 

Cleveland., 



Boston 

Buffalo .... 
Providence 



Boston 

Buffalo .... 

Cleveland.. 

u 

Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo ... 



Boston.. 
Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo 

Cleveland.. 



Winning 
Club. 



Cleveland.. 
Providence 
Cleveland.. 

Buffalo 

Chicago ,. 
Boston.... 



Cleveland.. 

New York. 

Providence 
ii 

Philad'phia 
New York. 

Boston . 

Philad'phia 

Boston 

New York. 
Providence 
Buffalo.... 
Chicago ... 
Providence 
Cleveland.. 
New York. 

Boston 

Providence 
Philad'phia 
Buffalo 

Providence 
ii 

Boston 



New York. 

Detroit 

Cleveland.. 
New York. 
Buffalo.... 
Providence 
ti 

Boston 

Buffalo 

Cleveland.. 



Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo 



Boston 

Providence 

Boston 

Detroit .... 
Chicago ... 



Runs 
Scored. 



P 

I 3 



CD p 
3Z 



11 

6 

8 

4 
17 
20 

2 

4 

5 

9 
22 

8 

5 

6 

5 
12 
12 

4 
11 

7 

6 

9 
29 

4 

7 

5 

5 
12 
13 
15 
10 

6 

9 

3 
12 

6 

7 

2 
15 
12 

7 

8 

3l 



GO 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 



Record of Championship Games. — Continued. 



Date, 

.1883. 



June 26 
27 
27 
27 
28 
28 
29 
29 
29 
29 
80 
30 
90 
30 

July 2 

2 
2 
3 
3 
3 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
5 
5 
6 
6 
6 

r« 

7 
7 
9 
» 

Hi 
10 
10 
10 
11 
11 
11 
11 

12 
1 

12 
18 

13 



Names op Contestants 



Providence vs. Philadelphia. . . 



Detroit vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Cleveland , 

Boston vs. New York 

New York vs. Philadelphia. . . 

Providence vs. Boston , 

Detroit vs. Cleveland.. , 

Chicago vs. Buffalo........ — 



Boston vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 

Philadelphia vs. New York. . . 



Boston vs. Providence.... 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 

New York vs. Philadelphia. . , . 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Boston 

PhlladVa vs. Providence, a. m, 

" " Boston, p. M 

New York vs. " a. m 

<( ti Providence, p.m. 

Chicago vs. Cleveland, a. m... . 

« " ' P.M.... 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 



Chicago vs. Cleveland. . . 
Philadelphia vs. Boston. 



New York vs. Providence. . 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

Detroit vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. New York 



Cleveland vs. Philadelphia. . . 

Chicago vs. Providence , 

Detroit vs. Boston. 



Chicago vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia . 



Chicago vs. Providence., 
Buffalo vs. New York 



Detroit vs. Boston. 



Where 
Pitted. 



Providence 
•4 

Detroit 

Cleveland. . 

Detroit 

Boston 

New York . 
Providence 
Detroit. .... 

Chicago 

•i 

Boston 

Detroit 

Philad'phia 

IC 

BoBton 

Chicago... 

Detroit 

New York . 

Chicago.... 
Providence 
Philad'phia 

New York 

« 

Chicago... 
** .. 
Detroit.!*.'. 
New York 
Detroit. . . . 

M 

Chicago. . . . 

Philad'phia 
t« 

New York . 

Chicago 

Detroit 

Buffalo .... 

14 

Cleveland. . 

Chicago 

Detroit 

u 

Chicago 

Buffalo .... 

Cleveland. . 
u 

Chicago. . . .* 
Buffalo 

Detroit 



Winning 
Club. 



a 
go 



Philad'phia 
Providence 
Chicago... 

Cleveland. 



Boston 

New York 
Providence 
Cleveland. 
Chicago... 



Boston 

Cleveland. 
New York 



Boston 

Chicago... 
Cleveland. 
New York 

Chicago 

Providence 



Boston. . . . 
New York 



Cleveland. 
Chicago... 
Buffalo ... 
Providence 
Detroit. 



Cleveland. 
Boston 



Providence 
Cleveland. 
Providence 
Buffalo . . . 
•i 

Cleveland. 
Chicago.... 
Boston. . . . 



Providence 
New York 

Cleveland. 

14 

Chicago... 
Buffalo . . . 

(4 

Detroit.!!! 



{liUNS 

Scored. 



a jo 



4 

8 

4 
5 

18 



6 

8 
7 
6 
12 
15 
11 
81 
4 
Ml 
17 
10 
1 

10 
5 
5 
18 
8 
3 
3 
13 
15 
5 



4 
& 
8 
11 
14 
6 
14 

5 
10 

6 

6 



♦Forfeited by Providence. 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



61 



Record op Championship Games. — Continued. 



Date, 

1883. 



July 13 
14 
11 
II 
14 
1 

17 
I 
17 
is 
is 
is 
18 
19 
19 
19 
10 
20 
21 
21 
21 
21 
23 
24 
24 
25 
^5 
25 
25 
2li 
2« 

[•-'• 

.21', 

27 
28 

*JH 

28 
28 
30 
81 
31 
81 
81 

A Sr* l 

1 
1 

2 



Names of Contestants. 



Cleveland vs. Philadelphia. 

Detroit vs. Boston. 

Chicago vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. New York 

" " Philadelphia. . 
Cleveland vs. New York — 

Chicago vs. BoBton 

Detroit vs. Providence 

u it 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Cleveland vs. New York. .. . 
Buffalo vs. Philadelphia, . . . 

II M 

Cleveland vs. New York. ,. . 

Detroit vs. Providence 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Cleveland vs. New York. . . . 
it « 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia 

" " Boston 

a u 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia.. . 

Cloveland vs. Providence. . . 

Detroit vs. New York, 

Buffalo vs. Boston 

It u 

Cleveland vs. Providence., . 

Detroit vs. New York 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia.. 
Detroit vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Providence. 
Chicago vs. Philadelphia. . . 

Buffalo vs. Boston 

Cleveland vs. Providence.. . 
" " Boston 

Chicago vs. New York 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Detroit ve. Philadelphia. . . . 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Chicago vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Boston 

II u 

Chicago vs. New York 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Philadelphia.. . . 



Where 

Plated. 



Cleveland. 
ii 

Detroit ... 

Chicago , . 

Buffalo ,.., 

ii 

Cleveland. 
Chicago..., 
Detroit.. 
u 

Chicago.. ., 
Cleveland. 
Buffalo 
ii 

Cleveland. 
Detroit . . . 
Chicago.. , 

Cleveland. 

Chicago . . 
Detroit.... 
Buffalo 



Chicago.... 

Cleveland. 
Detroit .... 
Buffalo . . . , 
ii 

Cleveland., 
Detroit .... 
Chicago.. .. 
Detroit 



Cleveland. 
Chicago... 
Buffalo . . . 
Cleveland. 
ii 

Chicago.. . 
Buffalo... 
Detroit . . . 

Buffalo ... 

Chicago.. . 
Cleveland. 

Chicago.. . 
Buffalo . . . 
Detroit . . . 



WlNNINO 

Club. 



Cleveland.. 
ii 

Detroit.... 

Chicago 

New York.. 
Buffalo .... 
New York.. 
Chicago.... 

Providence 
ii 

Chicago..,. 
Cleveland.. 
PhiladePia. 

Buffalo 

Cleveland.. 
Providence 

Chicago 

Cleveland.. 
New York.. 

Boston 

Providence 
Buffalo .... 



Chicago.... 

Providence 

Detroit 

Boston 

Buffalo 
Cleveland.. 

Detroit 

Chicago.... 
New York.. 
Detroit.... 
Providence 
PhiladePia 
Buffalo,,.. 
Cleveland. . 

Boston 

Chicago.. .. 

Buffalo 

Detroit.... 

Buffalo 

New York.. 
Boston 



Chicago.... 

Buffalo 

Detroit 



Kuns 
Scored. 






10 
9 
5 
4 

11 

~4 
4 
4 

18 

9 
10 



11 
8 
1 
9 

7 
5 

17 

3 
4 

9 
6 



8 
6 
8 
9 
7 
3 
5 
10 
4 
5 
9 



02 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMER. 



Record of Championship Games — Continued. 



Bate, 

1883. 



Names of Contestants. 



Where 
Plated. 



Winning 
Club. 



Kuns 

Scored. 



a d ■ 

I s 



Aug. 



Detroit vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Chicago vs. New York. ...... 

Cleveland vs. Boston 

Philadelphia vs. New York.. 

Providence vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 



Boston vs . Providence 

New York vs. Philadelphia.. 
Detroit vs. Chicago.. 



Boston vs. Providence 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. New York . 
New York vs. Philadelphia. . 

Boston vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 



Buffalo vs. Chicago 

New York vs. Philadelphia.. 
Providence vs. New York . . . 
Boston vh. Philadelphia. — 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 



Providence vs. New York. 
Boston vs. Philadelphia. . . 
Buffalo vs. Chicago 



Buffalo vs. Detroit. . , 

Cleveland vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. New York — 

Boston vs. Philadelphia , 

Boston vs. New York 

Cleve'and vs, Chicago , 

Buffalo vs. Detroit 

Providence vs. Philadelphia.. 

Cleveland vs. Chicago 

Buffalo vs. Detroit 



Detroit. . 
Buffalo .... 

Chicago... 

Cleveland. 

Philad'phia 

Providence 

Detroit . . . 

Cleveland 



Boston 

New York 
Detroit 

Boston 

Cleveland.. 
Philad'phia 
New York. 

Boston 

Buffalo.... 
Cleveland. 



Buffalo .... 
New York. 
Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo 

Cleveland.. 

Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo 



Cleveland.. 
Providence 
Boston..... 



Philad'phia 
Buffalo ... 
Chicago.. .. 

Boston 

New York.. 

Boston 

Detroit 

Cleveland. . 
Buffalo .... 

Boston . 

New York. 

Detroit . . . 

Chicago... 

Boston.... 

Cleveland. 

Philad'phia 

New York. 

Providence 

Chicago.... 

Cleveland.. 

Detroit 

Chicago.... 
New York. 



Boston..... 
Buffalo 
Detroit .... 



Boston vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Chicago 

Providence vs. Philadelphia.. 



Detroit vs. Buffalo 

Cleveland vs. Chicago. 
Boston vs. New York. . 
Chicago vs. Buffalo 



Cleveland. . 
Buffalo .... 
Proviienco 
Cleveland.. 
Buffalo 

Boston 

Cleve and.. 

Providence 

ii 

Detroit .... 
Cleveland.. 

Boston 

Chicago ... 



Providence 

Boston 

Buffalo.... 



Cleveland.. 
New York. 

Boston 

New York. 
Cleveland.. 

Buffalo 

Providence 
Cleveland.. 
Buffalo.... 



Boston 

Cleveland. . 

Providence 

»i 

Detroit 
Chicago..,. 
New Ycrk. 
Chicago 



6 

10 

5 
7 
4 



14 
10 
5 
5 



14 

7 
5 
6 
4 
5 
4 
14 
8 

t 
19 

5 
8 

u 

9 
4 
5 

10 
5 
7 
6 
4 

12 

a 
9 

4 
12 
6 

15 


28 
H 
7 
8 

18 
3 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



m 



Recokd of Champion snip Games, — Continued 



Date, 

1883. 



Names op Contestants. 



Where 
Played. 



Winning 
Club. 



Kuns 

Scored. 



"3 "5 ' 



Aug. 



Sept, 



Detroit tb. Cleveland 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Philadelphia 

Providence vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. Providence 

Philadelphia vs. New York... 
Detroit vs. Cleveland 

BoBton vs. Providence 

New York vs. Philadelphia 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

Philadelphia vs. Providence.. 
New York vs. Boston 

Philadelphia vs. Providence .. 

Philadelphia vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

New York ve. Providence 

Philadelphia vs. Providence... 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

it M 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

« (t 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland. 

Providence vs. Boston 

t< <t 

Philadelphia vs. New York 

(i <( 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

Boston vs. Providence 

Chicago vs. Detroit. 

Boston vs. Chicago 

New York vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Detroit 

Boston vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland . . 

Providence vs. Detroit 

New York vs. Buffalo 

Phila. vs. Cleveland, a. m 

p.m 

Providence vs. Detroit 

Boston vs. Detroit 



Detroit . . . 
Chicago. .. 
New York.. 
Providence 

Chicago 

Boston 

Philad'phia 

Detroit 

it 

Boston. 
New York 
Chicago . . 
Detroit 

tc 

Chicago .. 

Philad'phia 

New York, 

ii 

Philad'phia 
ii 

Chicago ... 
New York. 
Philad'phia 

Detroit . . . 
New York. 
Chicago ... 
Buffalo .... 
ii 

Chicago.... 

Buffalo 

Providence 
it 

Philad'phia 

Buffalo .... 
Boston. .. 
Chicago.... 

Boston 

it 

New York. 
Providence 
Boston 



Detroit... 
Chicago.. 
New York 
Providence 
Chicago... 

Boston 

New York 
Cleveland. 



Boston. 
New York 
Chicago... 
Detroit '. . . 
Buffalo ... 

Chicago 

Providence 
Boston.. 



Providence 

Boston 

Chicago . . 
New York 
Philad'phia 
Buffalo ... 
Boston.... 
Chicago... 
Buffalo . . . 
Cleveland. 
Chicago... 



Buffalo 

Providence 



Philad'phia, 
Providence | 
New York. | 
Philad'phia 

Providence . 
Boston I 



Philad'phia 
New York. 

Buffalo 

Boston 

Chicago.... 
Boston 

Buffalo .... 
Providence 
Boston. .... 

Cleveland.. 
Providence 
New York. 
Cleveland.. 
ii 

Providence 
Boston 



6 
4 
9 
3 

18 
3 
5 
3 



7 

8 
6 
9 

11 
5 
4 
6 
7 

21 
(i 

<; 
12 

8 
13 

9 

6 
U 
26 

6 

8 
11 
16 
13 

4 
12 

4 



11 
3 



64 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Record of Championship Games, — Continued. 



Date, 

1883. 



Sept, 



15 
15 
17 

18 
18 
18, 
18 
19 
19 
19 
20 
21 
21, 
21 J 
21 
22 
22 
22 
25 
25 
25 
25 
26 
26, 
27 
27 
27 
27 
28 
os 

2S 
2S 
29 
29 
29, 
29 



Names of Contestants. 



Providence vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. . 
New York vs. Cleveland. . 

Boston \ s. Detroit. 

Providence vs. Chicago... 
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. . 
New York vs. Cleveland. . 

Boston vs . Detroit. 

Providence vs. C ■ ■ icago 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo. . . 
New York vs. Cleveland. . 
Providence " " 
New York vs. Chicagp.. . . 

Boston vs* Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. Detroit. . . 
Providence vs. Cleveland. . 

New York vs. Chicago 

Boston vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Cleveland, 

New York vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vb. Detroit.. . 
Boston vs. Buffalo 



Philadelphia vs. Detroit... 
" " Chicago. , 

New York vs. Detroit. 

Boston vs. Cleveland 

Providence vs. Buffalo.... 



Boston vs. Cleveland... ... 

New York vs. Detroit 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago., 



New York vs. Detroit,. 
Boston vs. Cleveland... 
Providence vs. Buffalo.. 



Winning 
Club. 



Providence 
PhiladePia 
New York.. 

Boston 

Providence 
PhiladePia 
New York.. 

Boston 

Providence 
PhiladePia 
New York.. 
Providence 
New York.. 

Boston 

PhiladePia 
Providence 
New York.. 

Boston 

Providence 
New York.. 
PhiladePia 

Boston 

ii 

PhiladePia 
u 

New York.. 
Boston. ... 
Providence 



Where 

Played. 



BoBton 

New York.. 
PhiladePia 

CI 

New York.. 

Boston 

Providence 



Chicago 

Buffalo 

New York.. 

Boston 

Chicago 

Buffalo.... 
Cleveland.. 

Boston 

Providence 
PhiladePia 
New York.. 
Providence 
New York 
Buffalo ... 
Detroit... 
Providence 
Chicago.. . 

Boston 

Cleveland. 
Chicago... 
Detroft . . . 
Boston 



Buns 
Scored. 



Detroit.... 
Chicago.... 
Detroft.... 

Boston 

Buffalo.... 
Providence 

Boston 

Detroit .... 
Chicago.,,. 

New York- 
Boston.... 
Buffalo .... 



Total., 



18 






7 
5 

5 
1 

1 
2 
4 
8 
5 
3 
1 
2 
3 
1 
3 
4 
2 
10 
5 
5 
5 
3 
8 
2 
1 
2 
3 
2 

o 

1 

3 

2 

4 
4 



3197 1316 



Total Number of Runs Scored, 4,513. 

BUNS BOOKED BY CLUBS 

Boston 668 Opponents 457 I New York 527 Opponents 574 

Chicago 680 " 540 I Detroit 498 " 625 

P-0".dcnce 634 " 438 1 Philadelphia 439 " 884 

Cleveland 464 " 431 

Uuffaio 603 » 564} Total ....4513 4513 



Average number of runs scored per game bv winning clubs 8.19 

Average number of runs scored per game by loBlng clubs...... t . 3.37 



HATTING RECORD. 



m 



BATTING RECORD 

Qt Players who have taken part in fifteen or more Championship Games 
DURING THE SEASON OF 1883. 



a 
3 


NAME. 


CLUB. 


? 

CJ 

B 

O 


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en 

a 


-r 
$ 
u 
o 
u 

■I. 


s 



U 

p 


en 
(D 

cq 

<n 
H 

150 


tfl 

oS 

a 

09 

u 

.371 
.301 
.334 
.330 
.328 
.327 
.323 
.319 
.314 
,312 
.310 
.307 
.300 
.304 
.301 
.298 
,297 

.295 
.293 
.292 
.290 
.289 
.285 
.283 
.283 
.283 
.282 
.278 
.270 
.275 
.274 
.270 
.270 
.270 
.207 
.205 
.265 
.204 
.258 
.266 
. 255 
.255 


00 

pq 

"a 

"5 

r- 


<D 

B 

o 

o 

a, 

6 
> 

< 


l 


Brouthers 

Connor 

Gore :.. 

Burdock 

Dunlap 

O'Rourke 

Sutton 

Morrill 

Gillespie 

Gross 


Buffalo 


97 
90 
91 
90 
90 
93 
94 
97 
95 
56 
90 
98 
85 
93 
89 
97 
80 
96 
97 
94 
93 
93 
98 
48 
89 
87 
90 
98 
98 
86 
98 
95 
90 
23 
97 
84 
97 
58 
ss 
85 
97 
97 


420 
401 
392 

4110 

38a 

430 

414 
404 
404 
227 
393 
413 
309 
420 
35K 
412 
303 
420 
405 
390 
372 
387 
400 
194 
3X1 
370 
410 
410 
402 
370 
393 
400 
422 
111 
408 
88? 
118 
238 
379 
328 
868 
411 


83 


85 


235 
204 
179 

IMS 

176 
188 
198 
207 
171 
112 
173 
172 
178 
181 
163 
183 
146 
182 
174 
130 
131 
135 
150 

78 
188 
138 
177 
199 
175 
130 
172 
102 
146 

39 
135 
117 
149 

80 
149 

98 
138 
135 


2.42 


2 


New York 

Chicago 


80,0. 83. 145 
1051.15 131 
80 0.83 132 


2.12 

1 96 


4 


Boston 


1.95 


5 
6 
7 
6 
9 
10 


Cleveland 

Buffalo 


79 0.87 
991.06 
1011.07 
8310.85 

010 07' 
381). 07 
730.81 


120 
141 
134 
129 
127 
71 
122 
127 
113 
128 
108 
132 
108 
126 
119 
116 

108 

112 
116 

55 
108 
105 
116 
124 
111 
in- 

IDS 

110 
114 
30 
109 

ss 

111 

63 
98 
84 
94 

105 


1.95 
2 02 


Boston 


2 10 


« 


2 13 


New York ...%... 

Philadelphia 

Buffalo 


1.80 
2.00 


11 
12 
13 

M 
r, 


Richardson . . . 

Anson ..„ 

Ewing "... 

Farrell 

Bennett .. 

Hines 


1 92 


Chicago 

New York 

Providence 

Detroit 


09 

SS 

91 
51 
93 

7S 
7S 
09 
66 
01 
5S 
07 
41 
59 
63 


o.7o 
1.03 
0.97 
0.57 
0.95 
0.97 
0.81 
0.71 
0.70 
0.68 
0.62 
II. OS 
0.8:, 
0,00 
7:> 


1.75 

2.09 
1.94 
1.83 


lo 


Providence 1 . 

Chicago 

Detroit 


1.88 


17 

is 


Dalrvmple... 

Wood... 

Burns 

Shaffer 

Gl asscock 

White 

Irwin 


1.82 
1:89 


19 


Chicago 


1.19 


20 


Buffalo 


1.38 


21 
22 


Cleveland 

Buffalo 

Providence 

ci 

Boston 


1.40 
1.45 

1.53 


24 

25 


j Richmond 

J Kad bourn 

1 Start 


1.62 

1.49 
1 58 


"(Whitney 

Hornung 

Williamson..! 
Rowe 


78.0.81 
11)0 1. OS 
S3U.81 

640.74 

;:;u.;i 

730.76 
710.78 
2215.98 

74 0.76 
57 0.67 
600.01 

37 0,03 
760.86 

38 0.44 


1.84 


26 


M 


2.02 


2/ 


Chicago 


1.78 


2s 


Buffalo 


1.58 


29 


Denny 

1 Wise 


Providence 

Boston 

Philadelphia.... 

Buffalo 


1.75 
1.70 
1.52 
1 69 


80 


< Pureell 

(Foley 


83 


Powell 

J Flint i" 


Detroit 


1.39 


32 

33 

31 


Chicago 

Philadelphia 

Providence 

New York 

Philadelphia .... 
Cleveland... 

it 


1.39 
1.53 
1.38 
1.69 
1.15 
1.42 
1.39 


j Manning 

Carroll 

Ward 


86 
86 


Ferguson ..... 
I York 


1 Ilotaling 


52 


53 



66 



BATTING RECORD. 

Batting Record. — Continued. 





NAME. 


CLUB. 


d 
g 

0? 




N 

C 


1 

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to 


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ai 
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a 

03 

o 








co 


m 


3Q 




PQ 


"3 


Z- 


Pi 


M 






§ 




m 


<u 


03 


u 


.- 


ei 








7i 










a> 


z 


> 


« 






o 

98 
98 
38 
98 
97 
91 


H 

130 
402 


P4 


< 


ft 

109 
101 
40 
106 
98 
91 


ft 

.258 

,251 
.247 

.216 
.245 
.214 


En 

163 
137 
47 
125 
117 
129 


< 


37 


Kelly 


Chicago 


92(0.93 
■100.47 


1.66 


•is 


Houck . 

Lewis 


Detroit 


1.39 


:-vi 


Philadelphia 

Detroit 


162 23 0.60 
43H 570.58 
390, 61(1 00 
372 42 0.41 


1.23 


in 


Farrell 

Ronton 

Phillips 


1.27 


n 


it 


1.20 


42 


Cleveland 


1.37 


13 


Killer 

Nava 


Buffalo 


37 
27 
81 


MS 12 0.32 


36 

24 


.213 
.240 
.239 


40 
32 
105 


1.08 


44 


Providence 

New York 


100 
313 


IK 0.66 
42 0.51 


1.18 


15 


Welch . . 


1.29 


16 


Caskins 


tt 


93 


377 


10 i). V.i 


90 


.23S 


108 


1.16 




( Buftington . . . 

< Derby 


Boston 


86 
15 
89 


311 
59 
866 


28(0.32 

ioo.ee 

46 0.51 


81 
14 

87 


.237 
.237 
.237 


98 

15 

113 


1.14 


47 


Buffalo 


1.00 




| Cassidy 


Providence ...... 


1.27 




( Dorian 


New York 


Gsf 


255 


32 0.51 


60 


.235 


74 


1.19 


48 


1 McCormick . . . 


Cleveland 


11 


157 


210.51 


37 


.235 


43 


1.04 




( Evans . . 


a 


89 


327 


30 1) 40 


77 


.235 


91 


1.02 




1 Pfeffer 

^Hackett .. 

( Trott . 


Chicago 


96 
4U 
73 
35 
88 


371 
179 

283 
137 
137 


410.42 
20 0.43 
240.32 

22 0.62 
130 31 


87 
42 
66 
32 
32 


. 23 1 
.234 
.233 
.233 

.233 


126 
69 
80 
44 
40 


1.31 


•l't 


Boston 


1.50 




Detroit 


1.09 


50 


j Quest 


tt 
Philadelphia 


1 25 


1 Warner 


1.05 


51 


j Coleman 

IBriody 


tt 


89 


353 


31 31 


82 


.232 


104 


1.16 


Cleveland 


39 


112 


230. .V.I 


33 


.282 


38 


0.97 


52 


Lillie 


Buffalo 

Philadelphia .... 


50 
78 


203 
320 


20'o.r>2 

Hi 0. .7.1 


47 
75 


.231 

.280 


61 
107 


- 1.22 


53 


jMcClelian.... 
( Farrar 


1.37 


t< ■ 


98 


373 


i:;u.i:; 


86 


.280 


118 


1.20 


54 


Hines. ........ 


Boston 


01 


232 


880.02 


53 


.228 


68 


1.11 


65 


Mnldoon 


Cleveland 


95 


369 


Mo.y; 


88 


.224 


10!) 


1.14 




( Goldsmith .... 


Chicago 


00 


235 


38.0.63 


52 


.221 


V2 


1.20 


56 


■J Harbidge 


Philadelphia .... 


73 


$280 


34 46 
4ft 0.45 


62 


.221 


81 


1.10 




( Ilankinson . .. 


New York 


91 


330 


V3 


.221 


103 


1.13 


57 


Galvin . 


Buffalo 


79 


317 


410.51 


70 


.220 


87 


1,10 




j Mansell 

"j Sweeney 

Smith 


Detroit 


34 


133 


22 0.64 


29 


.218 


85 


1.03 


58 


Providence ..... 


ai 


• 87 


9.0.43 


19 


.218 


21 


1.00 


Yi 


Boston 


29 


115 


10!0.34 


25 


.217 


34 


1.17 


fin 


Troy 

Force — 


New York 


82 


310 


::; o.45 


67 


.216 


79 


0.96 


HI 


Buffalo 


95 


375 


410.43 


so 


.213 


93 


0.97 


62 


Corcoran 


Chicago 


06 


265 


400.(10 


55 


.207 


79 


1.19 


68 
64 


Radford 

Dovle 


Boston 


71 

16 


258 
61 


16 0.65 
10.00 


53 

13 


.205 
.203 


65 
14 


0.91 


Philadelphia — 


0.87 


05 


Gifligan 


Providence 


72 


262 


34,0.47 


52 


.198 


0!) 


0.95 


67 
68 


Burns 


Detroit 


m 

38 

57 


135 
137 


100.27 
110 29 


26 
26 
40 


. 192 

.189 

.183 


35 
27 
50 


0.97 


tt 


0.71 


Ringo 


Philadelphia 


218 23 0.11) 


0.87 




1 Clapp 

•j O'Neill 

Weidman 


New York 


19 


73 *ii).:;i 


13 


.178 


13 


0.68 


66 


tc 


28 


si 7 0.30 


15 


.178 


18 


0.78 


n 


Detroit 


76 


;.in 31 n in 


52 


.173 


61 


0.84 


71 


Bushong 


Cleveland — ... 


61 


20:1 110.22 


86 


.172 


41 


0.67 


w 


Neagle 


Philadelphia.... 


18 


73 5 0.2S 


12 


.164 


13 


0.72 


73 


Humphries ... 


New York 


20 


102 5 0.PJ 


12 


.117 


13 


0.50 


', i 


Daily 


Cleveland 

Philadelphia 

New York ... 


42 
16 


137 

00 


170.40 
3 0.19 


15 
5 


.109 
.083 


16 
8 


0.38 


75 


llagan 


0.50 


76 


Pierce 


18 


62 


3]0.16 


5 


.080 


7 


0.38 



LEAGUE FIELDING AVERAGES. 



67 



FIELDING AVERAGES. 

Of Players who have taken part in fifteen or more Championship Games, 
SEASON OP 1883. 



FIRST BASEMEN. 

















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CLUB. 


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1 


Morrill 


Boston 


80 


796 


21 


21 


838 


974 


9 


Phillips 


Cleveland 

Philadelphia 


94 
98 
98 
97 
87 


9-2-1 
1081 
10:il 

1030 
923 


23 

31 

11 
34 
29 


30 
37 
40 
44 
42 


977 
1099 
1112 
1108 

994 


969 


R 




966 


4 




Chicago 


964 


:, 


Brouthers 


Buffalo 


<)60 


ft 


Start 


Providence 


959 


7 


Connor 


New York 

Detroit 


9li 
97 


941 
970 


39 
29 


44 

53 


1024 
1052 


957 


8 


Powell 


.947 



SECOND BASEMEN. 



1 


Farrell .. 


Providence 


93 
96 
96 
90 
35 
79 
31 J 
70 
85 
17 


258 
226 
291 
2S2 
112 

m 

9S 

168 
IS66 

59 


365 
29: 
288 
341 
112 
204 

90 
213 
285 

57 


50 
43 
58 
68 
2G 
67 
25 
57 
88 
28 


678 

501 

032 

691 
250 
600 
213 
438 
635 
144 


925 




Burdock , 




923 


8 


Dunlap !..!. 


Cleveland 


90S 


4 


Kichardson 


Buffalo 


901 


5 


truest 

Pfeffer 

Trott 


Detroit. 


H96 


IS 


Chicago 


sss 


7 


Detroit 


MK-> 


8 


Troy ] 

Ferguson .....] 

Burns . , , 


New York 


sou 


9 


Philadelphia 


861 


K) 


Chicago 


.805 



THIRD BASEMEN. 



1 

2 


Denny 

Hankinson , 


Providence 

New York 


98 
90 
94 
98 
95 


178 

118 

123 

KH 

118 

112 

79 

64 

48 


iss 
165 
156 
243 
171 


52 
41 
41 

(U 

CI 


41S 
321 
320 
411 
850 
451 
261 
227 
127 


.875 
873 


8 


Sutton 


Boston.. 


8' 1 


1 


Farrell 

Muldoon 


Detroit 


844 


5 


Cleveland 


8 or i 


6 


Williamson 


Chicago..., 


97 
75 
47 
37 


252 87 
128 51 
114' *G 


stir 


7 


White 


Buffalo.. 


7<>3 


8 


Purcell 


Philadelphia 


784 


9 


Warner 


Philadelphia".!'!!'.*"* 


52 


29 


.771 



68 



LEAGUE FIELDING AVERAGES. — CONTINUED. 



SHORT STOPS. 



NAME. 



Glasscock 

Force 

Burns 

Irwin 

Caskins. . . . 

Ilouck 

McCIellan, 

Wise. 

Pfeffer 

Rowe 



' 



CLUB. 



Cleveland 

Buffalo 

Chicago 

Providence..,. 

New York 

Detroit. 

Philadelphia. . 

Boston 

Chicago 

Buffalo 



9<£ 






,918 
882 
872 
859 
858 
.852 
R50 



499 .827 
98 .Sllii 

63.T77 



FIELDERS. 



1 


Hornung 


Boston . 

Providence 


| 98 
( 98 
29 
85 
58 
95 
85 
95 
23 
26 
91 
56 
97 
2li 
97 
94 
48 
57 
97 
17 
41 
71 
37 
44 
HO 
97 
38 

18 

74 

45 
32 
21 
3t 

49 
35 
15 
37 

22 f 


1751 15 


13 
18 

6 
16 
13 
26 
£7 
81 

6 

34 
15 

23 
12 
80 
36 
24 
18 
33 

6 
14 
20 
16 
16 
24 
42 
21 

ii 
32 
23 
16 

7 
15 
20 
?7 

6 


206 

20; 

63 

164 

138 

2 IS 
247 
263 
50 
68 
257 
110 
109 
87 
215 
255 
170 
127 
222 
40 
88 
123 
97 
95 
196 
241 
113 
32 
171 
113 
78 
29 
02 
82 
68 
22 
70 


.036 


9 


Hines 


,168 
54 
119 

ID!) 
211 
207 
218 
42 
42 
196 
87 
120 
61 
170 
178 
118 
102 
152 
88 
60 
S7 
77 
71 
150 
176 
81 
22 

101 

s:j 
55 
18 
85 
52 
42 
13 
47 
33 


21 

3 

29 
11 
11 
13 
14 

2 

9 
27 

8 
26 
11 
15 
41 
28 

7 
37 

1 

14 
16 

4 

8 
12 
23 

8 

4 
38 

7 

4 

12 
10 

9 

3 

3 

1J 


.913 


8 


Smith 

( Evans 

) Carroll 


Boston 


901 




Cleveland 


.902 


4 


Providence 


902 


5 


Gillespie 


New York 


.895 


f 


Ilanlon... . 


Detroit 


890 


7 


Wood 


Buffalo. 

Detroit 


ss-» 


8 


Folev 


880 


q 


Weidman. . . . 


R79 


ii 


Gore . . . 


Chicago 


.807 




j CKourke 


Buffalo 

Providence 

Philadelphia 

Cleveland 


KfV> 


il 


"J Cassidy 


RfW! 


n 


Coleman 


fm 


ta 


York 


K0O 




{ Shaffer . 


Buffalo 


858 


14 


■J Ward, . . . 


New York. 


868 




/ Dorgan 


Philadelphia... 
New York 


858 


15 


Manning 


K-,1 


lis 




850 


i; 

1H 


Pureell ,. 

Radford... 


Philadelphia 

Boston 


840 
837 


If) 


K L r L r lrr 


Buffalo 

Chicago 


. 885 


■>n 


Lillie 


.831 


"1 


Dairy inplo 


826 


.>., 


Hotaling , 


Cleveland.. 


825 


S3 


Lewis 


Philadelphia 

ft 

Chicago 


si 1 




( Dovlo 


812 


24 


"j Kelly 


812 


25 


Ilarhidge 

Whitney 


Philadelphia 

Boston 


.796 
794 




j Burns 


Detroit 


.758 


2* 


) Munsell 


Boston 


758 


?8 


Burhngton 

Welch 


' vi 


.-«, 


New York ,. 

Providence.. 


.750 


■>n 


Radbourn 


727 


■11 


Richmond 


14 

Buffalo 


,714 


:w 


Rowe 


14 


481 


.708 



BATTING RECORD. 



69 



CATCHERS* AVERAGES. 





NAME. 


CLUB. 


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03 

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a 

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Bennett 


Detroit 


05 
(KJ 
61 
45 
7*2 
28 
82 
42 
77 
56 
18 
15 
38 
82 
20 
20 

53 

16 


:-J20 
262 

852 

229 

378 

128 

188 

258 

303 

382 

90 

80 

171 

153 

96 

73 

201 

71 


84 
92 
83 
50 
107 
31 
45 
57 
104 
103 
3C 
31 
6« 
4; 
4f 

a: 
gi 

A 


*5 

81 
44 
32 

51 
13 
24 
31 
57 
61 
12 
13 
43 
30 
29 
21 
71 
23 


11 

34 
44 
34 
74 
30 
33 
68 
76 
99 
32 
26 
41 
42 
23 
28 
66 
31 


470 
419 
528 

345 
013 
205 
270 
414 
540 
645 
170 
150 
324 
2(18 
188 
159 
410 
155 


859 


■' 


Ewing. 

Bushong 


New York 


814 


a 


Cleveland 


831 


4 


Rowe 


Buffalo. . 


808 


5 


(■Hligan , 


Providence 

Buffalo , 


791 


o 


O'Rourke 

Briody 


790 




Cleveland 

Boston 

Chicago 


7S8 


8 


Hackett. 


760 


<t 


Flint 


753 


1(1 


Ilines 


Boston 


751 


11 


White 


Buffalo 

New York 


741 




Clapp 


740 


12 


Bingo 


Philadelphia 

Detroit 

Providence 


740 


ta 


Trott 


731 


ii 


Nava 


7**3 


15 
16 

17 


Kelly 

CroSS* 

HumphrieB 


Chicago 

Philadelphia 

New York. ... 


.691 
.658 
651 



70 



LEAGUE PITCHERS' RECORD. 



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LEAGUE CLUB AVERAGES. 



71 



r -iss t'^zin-* 



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Rank. 



5z! 



Games Played 



Games Won. 



"- s~ V * T? /• yj '-' 



i'i'd'i 



Times at Bat. 






Runs Scored. 



rf^OtOtCS^CSOlSS 



Average per Game, 



-t t £ 5 d Z> S. £ s 



»-» »- » K> M W t« M 
a -1 © -1 OB -1 CD »-* 



Rune Earned. 



Average per Game. 



S <5 © £<9 Sow 






First Bases. 



Percentage. 






►■* i~t li CO >-* 4j0 4^ ot 
C*5 t£ -J 00 *»_i gc *4> i— 



Total r.a-i's. 



Average per Game, 



8 

1 



- - - - 5- — (iTtii; 



•!~ - • yT O CI » J 



SSSS^SfeSSl 



jU tU t& 4> £, rfi. rfi. ,u 

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ill 



Number Put Out. 



Times Assisting. 



Fielding Errors. 



'I'.i--"<1 hall ' 
and 
"Wild Pitches, 1 



Total Chances. 



Percentage of 
Chances Accepted 



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1884. 


3 


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6 

JJ*!S 






3 
5 

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u 

















£ 


fe 


eu 






Juno 


11 


May 


21 


May 


24 


May 13 


May 10 


May 1 


May 8 






** 


n 


M 


22 


it 


2c 


** 14 


" 12 


2 


5 






" 


18 


ti 


28 


M 


27 


** . 17 


15 


\\ £ 


8 


Chicago . 




*• 


ii 


June 


is 


June 


16 


" 19 


M lfi 


7 


9 




July 


ii 




lit 


11 


17 


Aug. 19 


Aug. 21 


Sept 2 


Sept. 8 






*• 


12 


July 


22 


July 


17 


** 20 


ii jj3 


3 


tf 10 






*• 


ii 


** 


2:i 


** 


is 


" 20 


" 27 


4 


11 






" 


IS 


" 


21 


it 


19 


" SO 


" 28 


C 


" 13 




May 29 






May 


21 


M;ty 


VI 


May 10 


May 13 


May S 


May 1 




* " 30 






** 


2fl 


.t 


2:2 


" 12 


11 


5 


2 




t " 30 






»i 


27 


'* 


23 


IS 


ii n 


8 


6 


Detroit. 


" 81 






Juno 


16 


June 


18 


" 16 


H 19 


9 


7 


July 26 








17 


it 


19 


Aug. 21 


Aug. 19 


Sept. 9 


Sept. 1 




* 28 






July 


17 


July 


22 


" 23 


" 20 


" 10 




« 29 






k * 


is 




23 


" 27 


** 26 


h n 


4 




11 W 






" 


19 


11 


21 


M 28 


" 30 


" 13 


6 




June G 


Juno 


2 






Juno 


11 


May 3 


May 1 


May 10 


May 13 




u 7 


M 


8 






** 


12 


M 5 


2 


* 12 


" 14 




t. g 


H 


■1 






11 


13 


8 


i! 6 


15 


" 17 


Cleveland. 


•* 10 
Aug 2 

4 


Aug. 


5 

9 

11 






July 


11 
2<; 

28 


9 

Sept 2 


Sept 4 
6 


* 16 

Aug. 26 

" 27 


» 19 

Aug. 19 

" 20 




5 


M 


12 






it 


29 


9 


" 10 


" 28 


" 22 




6 


'' 


13 






M 


80 


** 13 


*i n 


** 30 


•* Zi 




June 2 


June 


6 


May 


29 






May 1 


May 3 


May 13 


May 10 




3 


*• 


7 


* 'i 


80 






" 2 


** 5 


14 


" 12 




4 


M 


9 


t " 


:a.j 






6 


8 


ii n 


" 15 


Buffalo. 


5 

Aug, 9 


Aug, 


10 

2 


July 


31 

11 






" 7 
Sept. 4 


9 
Sept. 2 


. " 19 
Aug. 19 


" 16 

Aug. 25 




M U 




1 


it 


12 






6 


8 


ii 20 


* 27 




** 12 


M 


5 


II 


H 






" 10 


9 


" 21 


" 28 




* 13 


** 


r. 


" 


l" 






« u 


** 13 


** 23 


M M 




June 21 


June 


26 


July 


5 


July 


1 




June 6 


May 22 


May W 




" 23 


■♦ 


27 


" 


7 


• k 


2 




9 


" 23 


" 21 




21 


« 


2S 


11 


8 


* t. 


4 




ti n 


it Ti 


" 21 


Boston. 


" 25 

Sept. 1(5 


Sept. 


so 

23 
24 


Sept. 
Oct, 


9 
SO 

1 


Oct. 


4 
7 
B 




" 13 

July 12 


" 28 
July 26 

M 28 


* 26" 

July 29 

M 30 




" 18 


• . 


25 




2 


** 


9 




Aug. 11 


Aug. 2 


Aug. 5 




» 20 » 


2; 


M 


4 


n 


11 




" 13 


4 


6 




June 26 


Juce 


21 


July 


1 


July 


5 


June 7 




May 20 


May 22 




* 27 


** 


2:; 


11 


2 


t. 


7 


10 




" 21 


" 2:1 




" 28 


*• 


21 


* *4 


i 


n 


8 


" 12 




" 24 


tt 2? 


Providence. 


" ao 

Sept. 23 


Sept 


2r. 
It: 

11 


Oct. 


4 

7 
8 


Sept. 
Oct. 


9 
80 


14 

July 11 

» 14 




M 26 

July 29 

" SO 


** 28 

July 26 

" 28 




M 25 


I. 


is 


»• 


9 


ti 


2 


Aug. 9 




Aug. 5 


Aug. 2 




" 27 


" 


20 


" 


11 


1 


4 


•■ 12 




6 


4 




July 5 


July 


l 


June 


21; 


Juno 


21 


• May tfi 


May 29 




June 9 




lk 7 




2 


•* 


2; 


'• 


23 


" 81 


••* SO 




'• 10 




** 8 


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4 


»» 


2- 


** 


21 


June 4 


June 2 




M 13 


New Tort . 


9 
Sept. 30 
Oct. 1 


1** 

Oct. 


4 
8 


it 
Sept. 


B0 
16 

17 


ti 

Sept 


25 
23 
21 


5 
June 16 
•*• 17 


8 

f June 17 

" 18 




" 14 

July 14 

" 15 




2 




9 


" 


1< 


11 


25 


July 19 


July IS 




Aug. 11 




tt 4 


14 


11 


11 


2(1 


tt 


27 


" 24 


M 'ft 




" 12 




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July 


5 
7 


Juno 


21 

23 


Juno 


20 
27 


May 24fMay 30 

* " 80 " 31 


June 6 






« » 4 


i* 


8 


" 


21 


ti 


28 


June 2 


June 4 


" 11 




Phil'a. 


t u 4 


14 


9 


" 


25 


" 


BO 


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M fj 


M 12 




Oct. 7 

8 


Sept. 
Oct. 


80 

1 


Sept. 


a- j 
21 


Sept. 


Hi 
17 


t" n 

" 18 


" 16 

" 19 


July ll 

" 12 






9 




2 


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2;. 


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18 


July 18 


July 19 


Aug. 9 






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27 


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" 23 


" 24 


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* A. M. 



tP. M. 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT, 



1H 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL 
ASSOCIATIONS. 



The parties hereto, in consideration of the mutual advan- 
tages to be derived therefrom, agree each with the other, as 
follows: 

First: When a player under contract by any Club member 
of any party hereto, is expelled, blacklisted, or suspended, in 
accordance with its rules, by such party hereto, notice of such 
disqualification shall be served upon the secretaries of the other 
Associations, parties hereto, by the Secretary of the Association 
Irom whose Club such player shall have been thus disqualified; 
and the Secretaries of such other Associations shall forthwith 
serve notice of such disqualification upon the Club members of 
such other Associations, and from the receipt ot such notice, all 
Club members of all the parties hereto, shall be debarred from 
employing or playing with, or against, such disqualified player, 
until the period of disqualification shall have terminated, or the 
disqualification be revoked by the Association from which such 
plaver was disqualified, and due notice of such revocation 
served upon the Secretaries of the other Associations, and bv 
them upon their respective Clubs: Provided^ That if such dis- 
qualification terminates or is revoked on or afLr the expiration 
of the player's contract, such player shall not be eligible to 
contract with any Club until the expiration of ten days from 
the date of mailing of written notice of such termination or 
revocation bv the Association Secretary, to the Secretaries of 
the other parties hereto, and such date -of mailing shall be spec- 
ified in such Secretary's notice to the other Secretaries, and 
by all the Secretaries In their notices to the Clubs of their re- 
spective Associations. 

Second: No contract shall be made for the services of any 
player by any Club member of either of the parties hereto for 
a longer period than seven months, beginning April ist, and 
terminating October 31st, and no such contract for services to 
be rendered after the expiration of the current year shall be 
made prior to the 20th day of October of such year, nor shall 
any negotiation be entered into by or between any Club or 
agent thereof, and any player, for services to be rendered in 
an ensuing year, prior to the said 20th day of October. 

Third: On the 5th day of October of each year, 
each Club member of the parties hereto, shall transmit to the 
Secretary of its Association, a list of names of any players, not 
exceeding eleven in number, on that date under -contract with 
such Club, which such Club desires to reserve for the ensuing 
year, accompanied by a statement over" the signature of the 
Secretary of such Club, that such Club is willing to pay not less 
than one thousand dollars (except an Eastern League Club, whose 



74 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



£ue Club, whose minimum shall be seven hundred and fifty 
irs) as the compensation of each player so reserved, in the 



minimum shall be eight hundred dollars, or a Northwestern 
Leag 
dollars 

contract to be made with him for the ensuing season. And the 
Secretary of each Association shall, on the ioth day of Octo- 
ber, transmit to the Secretaries of the other Associations, parties 
hereto, a full list of players thus reserved. The Secretary of 
each Association shall, "thereupon, on the 15th day of October, 
transmit to each Club member of such Association a full list 
of all players so reserved by all Clubs then composing the 
Associations, parties hereto, and no Club member of cither of 
the parties hereto shall contract, negotiate with, or employ any 
player while so reserved by any other Club member of either 
of the pat lies hereto. Such reservation shall terminate when 
the reserving Club enters into contract with llv* reserved player, 
or releases him from such reservation, or disbands, or is ex- 
pelled by or resigns from its Association, party hereto, without 
entering into such contract, or releasing such player from such 
reservation. 

Fourth: Any contract between a Club member of any of 
the parties hereto and a player, made in accordance with the 
provisions of this agreement, shall be deemed valid and bind- 
ing, and all other Clubs shall be debarred from employing or 
negotiating with such player during the continuance of such 
contract; unless it remains in force on October 20th, when . 
such player may be negotiated or contracted with for the en. 
suing season if not reserved as provided by this agreement; 
provided that such contract shall be considered to take effect 
upon receipt of written notice thereof by the Club members of 
the parties hereto, and the transmission of such notice by the 
respective Secretaries of the parties hereto, each to the other, 
and to their respective Clubs, is hereby made mandatory upon 
said Secretaries; and such notice must follow immediately upon 
receipt of the contracting Club's notice, in any form complying 
with i's Association's rules, to the Secretary of the Associa- 
tion to which such contracting Club belongs. 

Fifth: In case any Club member of any party hereto, . 
holding a player under reservation or by contract, shall release 
such player from such reservation or such contract, or shall 
disband or resign from or be expelled by its Association, the 
Secretary of such Association shall at once notify by mail in 
writing the Secretaries of the other Associations, parties hereto, 
of such release of the player, or disbandment, resignation or 
expulsion of the Club, as the case may be, and such player 
shall not be eligible to contract with any other Club until the 
expiration of ten days from the date of mailing of such written 
notice by the Secretary of the Association of which such re- 
leasing or retired Club is or was a member, and such date of 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



mailing shall be specified in such Secretary's notice to the 
other Secretaries, and by all the Secretaries in their notices to 
the Clubs of their respective Associations. 

Sixth: No Umpire or Club Manager under contract in 
any Association, party hereto, shall be employed in or by any 
other Associat : on, party hereto, for service as umpire, manager 
or j) layer, for the term of such contract or any part thereof, un- 
less duly released from such contract; and the Secretary of 
each Association shall notify the Secretaries of all other Asso- 
ciations, parties hereto, of all contracts with, and jeleases of, 
Umpires and Club Managers. 

SEVENTH: No Club that was not a member of any party 
hereto, on the 10th day of October, 1SS3, shall be entitled to 
membership in any party hereto, or be admitted to membership 
by any party hereto, from any city or town in which, on that 
date, any Club member of any party hereto ■ was located 
(except that the preceding provisions of th : s Section shall not 
apply to the Monumental Club of Baltimore, Maryland), and 
any Club member of any party hereto, shall forfeit all rights 
and privileges conferred by this agreement in the event of its 
removal from the city or town where located when admitted to 
membership by any party hereto, provided that nothing hi rein 
contained shall be 'construed to prohibit any Club member of 
any party hereto from resigning its membership in any parly 
hereto, and being admitted to membership in any other party 
hereto, with all rights and privileges conferred by this agree- 
ment. 

Eighth : No game of ball shall be played between any Club 
member of any party hereto, and any other Club that employs, 
or presents in its nine, any player held by reservation or con- 
tract by any Club member of any party hereto under the terms 
of this agreement, or disqualificcl by any party hereto, nor shall 
any Club member of any party hereto" play against any Club 
that shall have, at any time during the same playing season, 
played a game of ball" with any other Club employing or pre- 
senting in its nine any player ineligible, as specified in this 
section. Provided, That in case the Club employing such 
ineligible player shall discharge him from its service, Club 
members of the parties hereto may thereafter play against 
such Club, and against other Clubs that may have played such 
Club while employing such player. 

Ninth: Any disputes or complaints arising out of the per- 
formance of the stipulations of this agreement, and any alleged 
violations of this agreement; also, any question of interpreta- 
tion of any stipulation of this agreement, shall be referred to an 
Arbitration Committee, to consist of three representatives of 
each party hereto, to be appointed prior to the 31st clay of 
March, in each year, by the parties hereto. Notice of such ap- 



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pointmeht to be served upon the Secretaries of each Associa- 
tion; and the decision of such Arbitration Committee upon 
such matters, or any of them, shall be final and binding upon 
the parties hereto. 

Tenth: The term of service of each member of the Arbi- 
tration Committee shall be one year, ending March 31st, and 
any vacancy arising in said committee shall be filled by the 
party hereto in whose delegation such vacancy occurs. Anv 
party hereto shall also have the right to change its representa- 
tion in such committee at any time. 

Eleventh: The Arbitration Committee shall have power 
to inflict upon any Club member of any party hereto, the pen- 
alty of forfeiture of all rights and privileges derived by such 
Club from this agreement, for the violation by such Club of anv 
of the stipulations or requirements of this agreement, and such 
forfeiture shall take effect upon the receipt by the Secretaries 
of the parties hereto of a certificate of the findings and verdict 
of the Arbitration Committee. 

In Witness Whereof, the said parties have, by the Presi- 
dent of each of the parties hereto, thereunto duly authorized, 
signed this agreement on the dates set opposite their respective 
signatures. 

A. G. Mills, 

Presl. National Leasf no of P. B. B. C. f Nov. 22. 

H. 1). McKnight, 

Ptist* American Association, of P. 7?. B. C. t Dec. 13. 

Elias Matter, 
Prest. North-western League, of P. /;. /;. c :. Jan. w % 1SS4. 
W. C. Seddon, 

Prest. Eastern League, of P. B. B. C. Fed. /<?, 18S4, 



COMPLETE UNIFORMS. 

Our facilities for manufacturing Base Ball, Cricket, Lawn 
Tennis, and all kinds of athletic uniforms are the very best. This 
department is under the supervision of a practical tailor and 
shirt cutter, who is an expert in designing and cutting base ball 
and athletic uniforms. We would urge clubs not to make the 
mistake of intrusting the making of their uniforms to local 
dealers, whose experience in this kind of work is necessarily 
small, but send direct to us, and get a good, cheap, and satis- 
factory outfit. We make complete base ball uniforms at prices 
ranging from $5.00 to $30.00 per man. Measurement blanks 
sent free upon application. Send ten cents for samples of 
flannel and belt webbing, and receive a handsome colored litho- 
graph fashion plate, showing the different styles and prices. 
At the following very low prices it is economy to order com. 
plete uniforms : 

Prices of Complete Uniforms. 

No. o. League Club outfit consisting of Pants and Shirt 
of extra heavy flannel, made expressly for our trade. 
Extra quality Stockings, Cap, Belt," Chicago Club 
Shoe, Steel Shoe Plates, and Necktie to match trim- 
mings. Price complete, each. , $15.00 

No. i. Outfit, first quality twilled flannel for Pants and 
Shirts, first quality Cap, best English Web Belt, first 
quality Stockings, Amateur Shoe, Steel Shoe Plates. 
Price complete, each u.00 

No. 2. Outfit, second quality twilled flannel (same as 
most dealers put into their first quality uniform), 
second quality Cap, English Web Belt, second quality 
Stockings, Amateur Shoes, malleable iron Shoe Plates. 
Price complete, each — 9.00 

No, 3. Outfit, third quality flannel, third quality Cap, 
American Web Belt, third quality Stockings, Ama- 
teur Shoes, malleable iron Shoe Plates. Price com- 
plete, each 7.00 

No. 4. Boy's uniform, fourth quality material, consist- 
ing of Shirt, Pants, Cap, Belt, Shoes and Shoe Plates 
complete, each 5.00 

Measurement blanks and Lithographic Fashion Plate 
showing different styles of uniforms, furnished upon application. 

A. C. SPALDING & BROS., 

MANUFACTURERS, 

108 Madison St., Chicago. 




Spalding's Trade-Marked Catcher's Mask. 

The first Catcher's Mask 
Drought out in 1875, was a 
very heavy, clumsy affair, and 
it was not until we invented 
our open-eyed mask in 1S77 
that it came into general use. 
Now it would be considered 
unsafe and even dangerous for 
a catcher to face the swift un- 
derhand throwing of the pres- 
ent day unless protected bv a 
reliable mask. The increased 
demand for these goods has 
brought manufacturers into 
the field who, having no repu- 
tation to sustain, have vied 
with each other to see how 
cheap they could make a so- 
called mask, and in consequence have ignored the essential 
qualification, strength. A cheaply made, inferior quality of 
mask is much worse than no protection at all, for a broken 
wire or one that will not stand the force of the ball without 
caving in, is liable to disfigure a player for life. We would 
warn catchers not to trust their faces behind one of these cheap 
made masks. Our trade-marked masks are made of the very 
best hard wire, plated to prevent rusting, and well trimmed, 
and every one is a thorough face protector. We shall make 
them in three grades as described below, and with our increased 
facilities for manufacturing, are enabled to improve the quality, 
and at the same time reduce the price. 

Beware of counterfeits. None gamine -without our Trade 
Mark stamped on each Mask, 

No. o. Spalding's Special League Mask, used by Each, 
all the leading professional catchers, extra 
heavy wire, well padded with goathairand the 
padding faeed with the best imported dogskin, 
which is impervious to perspiration and retains 

its pliability and softness $3 00 

No. 2. Spalding's Amateur Mask, made the same 
size and general style as the League Mask, 
but with lighter wire and faced with leather, 
(we guarantee this Mask to be superior to so- 
ca 1 led professional Masks sold by other manu- 
facturers) , 2 00 

No. 3. Spalding's Boy's Mask, similar to the Ama- 
teur Mask, only made smaller to fit 'a- boy's 
face. 1 75 

J®~ Any of these Masks mailed postpaid on receipt of ^>rice. 




Spalding's Trade-Marked Catcher's Cloves. 

After considerable ex- 
pense and many experi- 
ments we have finally 
V perfected a Catcher s 
Glove that meets with 
general favor from pro- 
fessional catchers.- 

The old style of open 

Ihlf J B* JffSiS$}3 bac kcd gloves intro- 

1 1 ! Iliiiy 6 IP^ifeiir duced Dv us several 

\\ Wm ilk » *vll!r years ago is still adhered 

to, but the quality of 
material and workman- 
ship has been materially 
improved, .until now we can lay claim to having the best line 
of catcher's gloves on the market. These gloves do not inter- 
fere with throwing, can be easily put on and taken off, and no 
player subject to sore hands should be without a pair of these 
gloves. We make these gloves in four different grades, as 

follows: „ . 

Price 
Per Pair. 

No. o. Spalding's League Club Catcher's Gloves 
made of extra heavy Indian tanned buck, and 
carefully selected with special reference to the 
hard service required of them, open back, well 
padded, and fully warranted $2 50 

No. 1. Spaluing's Professional Gloves, made of 
Indian tanned buckskin, open back, well padd- 
ed, but not quite as heavy material as the 
No. o. 2 °° 

No, 2. Spalding's Amateur Gloves, made of lighter 
buckskin, open back, well padded and adapted 
for amateur players l 5° 

No. 3. Spalding's Practice Gloves, made of light 

material, open back, well padded 1 00 

No. 4. Spalding's Boy's Gloves, open back, well 

padded and made only in boy's sizes 1 00 

RW Any of the above Gloves mailed postpaid on receipt of 
price. In ordering, please give size of ordinary dress gloves 
usually worn. 

A. G. SPALDING &, BROS., 
108 Madison St., Chicago, III. 



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BRIGHT'S AUTOMATIC REGISTERING 
TURN STILE. 

Is acknowledged to be 
the most reliable, dur- 
able and simple Turn 
Stile made. It is designed 
especially for Base Ball 
and Fair Grounds,Expo- 
sitions, etc., and is an 
almost indispensable as- 
sistant in making a cor- 
rect division ot receipts 
and avoiding all possi- 
bility ot the gate -Keep- 
ers appropriating any 
portion of them, lay ac- 
curately counting and 
registering each person 
passing through it. 

The movement regis- 
ters from i to 10,000, and 
can easily and almost 
instantly be reversed to 
zero by any person hav- 
ing the key, without the 
necessity of removing from the Stile to which it is securely attached and 
locked. It is provided with all necessary stops, etc, to prevent its getting 
out of order through being handled by meddlesome persons, and is shipped 
complete and in readiness to be placed be?ide a doorway or other suitable 
entrance to inclosure, either permanent or temporary, and used without 
delay. 

They have been in use during the past season by the Cleveland and 
Philadelphia League Clubs and by all of the Clubs of the N. W. League, 
without an instance of failure or dissatisfaction, but have since been greatly 
improved by the addition of several valuable features, making it unquestion- 
ably the best adapted and most durable Turn Stile in the market. 

Orders from Base Ball Clubs should be sent in as early as possible, in- 
suring their being filled before the beginning of the season. 

Price complete $50 °° 

CRAND STAND CUSHIONS FOR BASE 
BALL GROUNDS. 

The Chicago Club have for sev- 
eral seasons furnished cushions to 
ther patrons at a nominal rental of 
5 cents per game. It is a feature 
highly appreciated by base ball 
I spectators. We arc now manu- 
facturing these cushions, and can 
supply them to clubs at 50 cents 
each. Special prices made when 
ordered in hundred lots. 

A. G. SPALDING & BROS., 

108 Madison Street, 

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